W. Va. Consolidating Jail Internal Investigation Units

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia is consolidating its correctional facility internal investigation units to improve oversight of misconduct complaints and contraband smuggling within its three branches.

William K. Marshall III will be the director of the new Correctional Investigations Division.

Marshall will oversee investigations surrounding use-of-force, contraband smuggling, misconduct and other allegations within the correctional system.

Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary Jeff Sandy says Marshall’s appointment will be an asset toward achieving the governor’s goal of having inmates ready to join the workforce after incarceration. Marshall recently retired after 25 years of service with the West Virginia State Police.

His appointment was the second hire in July to combat contraband and drug use within correctional facilities.