West Virginia State Penitentiary

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  • This prison was in operation from 1876 until 1995. During that time from 1899 to 1959 94 men were executed by hanging until 1951 when 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 now maintained as a training facility.

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