Daily Statistics (May 17, 2022)
5,253 people in WV regional jails
4,327 people in WV state prisons
Jails are 23% over capacity
13% of the prison and jail population is Black

Stop Recidivism in WV: Support the Re-Entry Bill

When West Virginians are released from incarceration, they often encounter a lack of resources to help them re-enter society and become productive members of the community. This can lead to re-offending to support themselves.

This bill will address those shortfalls and curb recidivism by creating a program of Re-Entry and Transitional Services. The program will provide access to resources designed to help reintegrate formerly incarcerated persons including education, social skills, self-discipline programs, substance abuse treatment, employment, vocational education and counseling.

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