West Virginia State Penitentiary

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  • This prison was in operation from 1876 until 1995. During that time from 1899 to 1949 85 men were executed by hanging. Starting in 1951 electrocution became the means of execution. The original chair is on display and is part of the tour. There are several tours to choose from. The prison is currently maintained as a training facility.

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