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Prison Ready For New Season

March 31, 2013

The former West Virginia Penitentiary tour season will open on Tuesday, and this past week I had the opportunity to view the new gift shop and museum located at the entrance to the tours....

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Mar-31-13 11:45 AM

They need to reopen it as a prison again. The State is hurting for space, USE IT AGAIN!!! Kick out the fun and games and the lying TV shows that film there.

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Mar-31-13 6:26 PM

Are you for real? They banned it because of cruel and unusual punishment and you want it opened back up? Your thoughts on kicking out the fun and games and lying TV shows just shows how ignorant you are. What do you do to have fun? I bet you sit around and count all of your missing teeth.

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Mar-31-13 11:05 PM

throw some live prisoners in there and then i'll take a tour.good enough for civilians,good enough for prisoners.

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Apr-01-13 4:07 AM

Yes, I'm FOR REAL!! Prison is PRISON. People don't line up for a vacation. It's SUPPOSED TO BE BAD!!! You won't want to come back!!. I am not IGNORANT as you state. I have worked 25 years in law enforcement/ corrections. And I have NO MISSING teeth, you stereo typical idiot!!

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Apr-01-13 11:36 AM

Another arm chair politian who has the world's problem's solved. You're just an educated idiot.

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Apr-01-13 11:56 AM

If you really want to know about why the prison closed it was based on the lawsuit of Crain VS Bordenkircher in the late 70s to early 80s. An inmate names Crain filed th suit in hope of getting released. But then as the suit progressed, it might have released ALL of the inmates at WVP. The lawsuit changed the way the correctional department in the State of West Virginia was ran. It also ordered the closing of the West Virginia Penitentiary and a new institution to be built. And of course politics and thier way and the prison was moved to Mt. Olive WV. And Marshall Country go the Northern Regional Jail and Correctional Center. A much smaller institution so the impact of jobs being lost were not felt in the local area.

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Apr-02-13 1:21 AM

@WWUstinking. What does that make you then? You couldn't pour pizz out of a boot with the directions written on the heel.

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Apr-02-13 8:58 AM

Just shows your level.A narrow minded zealot that has no life but reading articles and trying to impress people with things that other people have wrote. It gives you a sense of empowerment that you have a life off line when you don't. Pathetic little existence yo lead.

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