Jail moves inmates to reduce lawsuits
Officials say many cases stem from females being alone with male officers
By Jared Hunt
Charleston Daily Mail
CHARLESTON, W. Va. — The West Virginia Regional Jail Authority is revamping internal procedures to protect itself from frivolous inmate lawsuits that have cost taxpayers more than $7 million in the past three years.
Over the past few weeks, jail officials have transferred their entire population of state-sentenced female inmates to one jail to cut down on dozens of frivolous lawsuits.
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