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McDowell County Commission Faces Challenges with WV DOC

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WELCH (WVVA)- Jim Rubenstein, Commission for the West Virginia Department of corrections sent a letter to McDowell Commission President, Gordon Lambert stating, "Over the period of time that the county has been operating the facility, there have been many problems with the operations at the facility, the care of inmates and the discipline of staff."

Rubenstein goes on to say that inmates have been forced to wait months for an x-ray, medical orders are not being signed, the treating physician is not insured and when asked for a grievance plan in response to an inmate grievance, a document which didn't address the appropriate issues was submitted. 

In an interview, Gordon Lambert states, that they're addressing these issues. He says "I think a couple of forms or something or another wasn't filled out or when they did physicals wasn't complete or something or another, very few. We have 442 inmates."

Also listed in the letter is a situation involving an inmate visitation coordinator. The coordinator was video recorded taking money from an inmate's visitor in the parking lot.

"I spoke with Warden Dingus last week and he told me that was under investigation. They're doing further investigation," says Lambert.  

The letter closes out by saying, " WV DOC has no recourse but to demand the county immediately rectify the situation in whole and immediately invoke the liquidation damages section of their contract."


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