CENTRAL REGIONAL JAIL
300 Days Drive
Sutton, WV 26601
The Central Regional Jail is located in Flatwoods just off of Interstate
79 in Braxton County, West Virginia. The facility, designed for a
capacity of two hundred inmates, formally opened on February 22, 1993.
It was the first of the prototypes that is the design of all of
the regional jails. This
state-of-the-art podular design allows for maximum security with minimum
staffing through the use of the latest correctional technologies.
The Central Region is composed of
nine counties: Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Lewis, Nicholas,
Roane, Upshur and Webster. The
Central Regional Jail is primarily overseen by an Administrator, a Chief
Correctional Officer, and a 1st Sergeant.
The facility has a gymnasium which not only serves as an indoor
recreation area, but can also serve as an emergency holding area.
Separate interior spaces are provided for attorney/client visits,
contact and non-contact visits, an up-to-date law library, a reading
library, classrooms, and a chapel. The jail is equipped with extensive
electronic security controls with provisions for central control of all
areas in the event of an emergency.
As with all of the regional jails, Central Regional Jail has
closed-circuit hearings through the “Courtroom of the Future.”
Pursuant to West Virginia Code §17-15-4, inmates who are sentenced to
the facility serve the community in a variety of work programs inside,
as well as outside, of the jail. Substance
abuse counseling, GED and Adult Basic Education programs are available
to the inmates. Chaplains
make full use of the jail chapel not only on Sundays, but also on
several week nights on a voluntary basis.
The jail employs approximately eighty uniformed, administrative, and
support staff. An additional nineteen employees work at the jail through
contractual arrangements to provide inmate medical care and food
service. A clinical
psychologist, medical doctors, and nurses are contracted to serve the
jail population. Also,
counselors are on staff for entry and follow-up counseling.