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Prison Overcrowding Study Begins

West Virginia is getting assistance from two national organizations to help find answers to the state's prison overcrowding problem.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Tuesday at the state capitol that the Pew Center on the States along with the Council of State Government's Center for Justice will conduct a "justice reinvestment" study.

Marshall Clement is with the Justice Center and says they chose West Virginia for a reason.

"We're there because we're impressed with the leadership that the governor and other state leaders have demonstrated towards this effort," he said.

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Jennifer Laudano | 202.540.6321
Public Safety Performance Project
West Virginia

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