CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority has agreed to keep the per diem rate for inmates at $48.25 next year.

According to the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, the authority board vote this week was unanimous.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the rate has been the same since 2013 and is one of the lowest in the country.

According to state officials, West Virginia counties owe $13.4 million to the authority for housing inmates, and $5.7 million of that is more than 90 days overdue.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.