Over the last ten years, West Virginia has spent about $12 million on sexual misconduct cases at state jails and prisons, according to documents recently obtained by the Daily Mail.
Claims have tapered off in the last few years, however, going from 83 sexual misconduct claims in 2010 to 26 in 2012. Joe Delong, executive director of the state Regional Jail Authority, attributes that drop to increased security measures at jail facilities.
In other news…
- State Auditor Glen B. Gainer has agreed to donate $1,000 to Charleston Area Medical Center as part of a “conciliation agreement” with the state Ethics Commission. The commission determined Gainer violated state ethics rules earlier this year when he participated in an online promotional video for credit card company Visa. The $1,000 is meant to cover “the time spent by (Gainer) and his staff in the filming of the video, and estimated cost of producing a local promotional video,” according to the agreement.
- Lawrence Messina of the Associated Press has this interview with newly-elected House Speaker Tim Miley.