Mock prison riot gets new warden

A 16th version of the Mock Prison Riot at the former West Virginia Penitentiary will happen in May


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MOUNDSVILLE, Ohio — Despite funding issues and concerns the event might not be able to continue, a 16th version of the Mock Prison Riot at the former West Virginia Penitentiary will happen in May, officials said Friday.

The event, previously planned and run by the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation, will now be handled by the West Virginia Division of Corrections. According to Mike Coleman, director of security for the DOC, the foundation lost grant funding and was unable to continue holding the event.

"The foundation attempted to line up other sources of funding, but they were unable to do so," Coleman said.

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