The West Virginia prison for women, a penal institution exclusively for female prisoners, located at Pence Springs, Summers County, West Virginia is hereby closed. The title to all real property at the West Virginia prison for women is hereby transferred to and vested in the public land corporation of West Virginia: Provided, That the public land corporation shall promptly cause an inventory and an appraisal to be made of the real property and shall offer said real property for sale at public auction to be sold for not less than the appraised value, or the land corporation shall lease the real property upon such terms and conditions as it shall deem appropriate. The title to all personal property at the West Virginia prison for women remains vested in the state department of corrections.
Any adult female found guilty of committing a felony as defined in section one, article eleven, chapter sixty-one, who is not placed on probation in accordance with the provisions of article twelve, chapter sixty-two, shall be committed to the custody of the state department of corrections for the duration of her sentence. The commissioner of the state department of corrections shall, as he deems appropriate, either place female felons in state correctional institutions or contract with any person, corporation, governmental agency or other entity for their incarceration and care.