Bills Signed Into Law To Give Pay Raises, Increase Starting Salary For West Virginia Correctional Officers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) on Monday signed three bills into law that will give pay raises to current Department of Corrections officers and increase the starting pay for new hires.

The West Virginia Legislature passed the bills – SB 1003, SB 1004 and SB 1005 – during August 2023’s special session. The special session was used to tackle hot-button issues in West Virginia, including a lack of corrections workers and the car tax rebate.

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