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The state of emergency declared last August in the West Virginia jail and prison system will need to continue past the one-year mark, the state corrections commissioner said Sunday.

Staffing shortfalls haven’t changed, and the 334 members of the West Virginia Army National Guard currently filling the vacancies will need to remain, to maintain day-to-day operations, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Commissioner William Marshall said.

Roger Adkins covers politics. He can be reached at 304-348-4814 or email Follow @RadkinsWV on Twitter.


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