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Moundsville Penitentiary


1864

Governor Boreman ordered convicted felons in West Virginia be imprisoned in the Ohio County Jail

Other events that happened on or around 1864

1866

Work began on the West Virginia Penitentiary

Other events that happened on or around 1866

1867

The West Virginia Penitentiary opened

Other events that happened on or around 1867

1947

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

Other events that happened on or around 1947

1959

Size of the Moundsville prison doubled

Other events that happened on or around 1959

1973

Deadly riots prompted Arthur Recht to place Moundsville Penitentiary under judicial control

Other events that happened on or around 1973

1979

Deadly riots prompted Arthur Recht to place Moundsville Penitentiary under judicial control

Other events that happened on or around 1979

1986

State Supreme Court ruling Crain v. Bordenkircher found that conditions at the state penitentiary failed to meet constitutional standards and led to the construction of a new prison

Other events that happened on or around 1986


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