Virginia – Public defender says West Virginia jails needlessly overcrowded

CNHI News Service – CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A public defender said Monday harsh justice for even minor crimes and lack of required courses for parole have caused serious overcrowding in West Virginia’s regional jails. Among the 1,600 inmates held in 10 regional jails, 1,100 are eligible for parole but cannot apply because the jails do not offer…[For full story: ]

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Virginia – Public defender says West Virginia jails needlessly overcrowded

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