Huttonsville Correctional Center

Michael Keller / Goldenseal

Three more prisoners and one employee for the state Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation have tested positive for the coronavirus, as state officials continue collecting results from all incarcerated people in West Virginia.

Office of Gov. Jim Justice

This story was updated at 3:55 p.m. on June 3, 2020 to include additional comments by Gov. Jim Justice. 

 

All inmates at West Virginia’s correctional facilities are set to be tested for the coronavirus by June 12, Gov. Jim Justice said at a virtual press conference Wednesday morning. 

Dan Hensen / Shutterstock

Advocates are renewing calls to test and reduce the state’s incarcerated population, as its jails are once again overcrowded and more than 100 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in a state prison.  

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Updated on May 26, 2020, at 10 p.m. with more recent data from the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation. 

Eighty-four people have tested positive for the coronavirus at the Huttonsville Correctional Center, as the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation awaits hundreds more results from tests conducted Monday.

Adobe Stock

At least 27 people incarcerated at the Huttonsville Correctional Center and eight employees have tested positive this week for the coronavirus, according to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. 

Gov. Jim Justice and other state officials give an update to the public regarding West Virginia's continued response to the coronavirus on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
Office of Gov. Jim Justice

Updated Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

The head of West Virginia’s corrections system says more cases of the coronavirus have been found at Huttonsville Correctional Center in Randolph County.

Speaking at a virtual news briefing Wednesday, Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation commissioner Betsy Jividen said another staff member and another inmate at the Huttonsville Correctional Center have tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Gov. Jim Justice and his general counsel, Brian Abraham, give an update to the public regarding West Virginia's continued response to the coronavirus on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
Office of Gov. Jim Justice

Gov. Jim Justice has announced the first positive case of the coronavirus in an inmate in the state’s jails and prisons. 

During a virtual news briefing held Tuesday, Justice said a 62-year-old male inmate at the Huttonsville Correctional Center in Randolph County tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.