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What is the history of North Central Regional Jail?

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The North Central Regional Jail in Greenwood, West Virginia, was opened in August 2001 and is one of the two largest jails in the state. The jail is the eighth of 10 regional jails serving Doddridge County and eight surrounding counties, according to the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority. It is designed to hold 400 pre-trial and convicted misdemeanants and felons, federal inmates and females, and is staffed with 160 employees.

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The North Central Regional Jail provides 24-hour care with a nationally accredited medical unit, and professional counselors are available to help inmates, explains the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority. Adult basic education classes allow inmates to obtain a G.E.D. diploma, and volunteers from nearby counties provide literacy tutoring along with alcohol and substance abuse classes and religious services.

The jail facility is on U.S. Route 50 approximately 35 miles west of Clarksburg, West Virginia, and 45 miles east of Parkersburg. The closest motel lodging is at Greenwood, Clarksburg or Parkersburg, notes the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority. The facility is 20 miles east of North Bend State Park, which offers camping, hiking, swimming, biking and lodging. The jail is also approximately an hour and a half from West Virginia University, the Home of the Mountaineers.

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