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§25-5-8. Reporting requirements.

The contractor shall prepare the following information and submit it to the commissioner, as applicable:

(1) The prison vendor shall develop and implement a plan for the dissemination of information about the facility to the public, government agencies and the media. This information shall be made available to all persons. All documents and records, except financial records, inmate records and personnel records, maintained by the prison vendor, shall be deemed public records.

(2) The facility shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the local and state government regarding sanitation, food service, safety and health. Copies of inspections completed by the appropriate authorities shall be sent by the contractor to the division.

(3) The facility shall report for investigation all crimes in connection with the facility to the division of public safety and all other political subdivisions' law-enforcement agencies having jurisdiction where the prison is located. A written report shall be made of all extraordinary or unusual occurrences and forwarded to the commissioner. Extraordinary or unusual occurrences shall include, but not be limited to:

(A) Death of an inmate or staff member;

(B) Attempted suicide or suicide;

(C) Serious injury, whether accidental or self-inflicted;

(D) Attempted escape or escape from confinement;

(E) Fire;

(F) Riot;

(G) Battery, whether by a staff member or inmate;

(H) Sexual assaults; and

(I) Occurrence of contagious diseases.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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