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West Virginia Prison for Women


1947

Women prisoners from Moundsville Penitentiary were transferred to women's penitentiary in Pence Springs

Other events that happened on or around 1947

1985

The Pence Springs prison closed and all inmates were transferred to the Alderson Federal Prison for women

Other events that happened on or around 1985

1986

Pence Springs Resort property was purchased and renovated as a hotel

Other events that happened on or around 1986

1988

Women prison inmates were moved from Alderson to the Pruntytown Correctional Center

Other events that happened on or around 1988

2003

The Lakin Correctional Facility for Women received its first inmates


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