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Marion County Jail Reopens as Transport, Processing Center

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The Marion County Jail is a landmark in the area but it hasn't been used in almost a decade.

Now, after major renovations, the ribbon has been cut and the jail is reopening, benefiting the county and its taxpayers.

The jail will be a transport and processing center for inmates who have been arrested.

West Virginia State Code said inmates can be held for up to six hours in the facility.

The county spends nearly $50 a day for housing, food, and services for every inmate in a jail cell.

"Not only will we save in gasoline, tires, and wear and tear on the cruisers but we will be able to keep our deputies in Marion County and not on the road to and from Doddridge County," said Randy Elliot, commission president.

The Marion County Sheriff's Department is interviewing candidates for positions inside of the jail.

The transport and processing center will begin to be used once those people are hired.

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