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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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