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Logan gets first regional jail drug treatment unit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Intent on breaking the cycle of drug addiction and crime, West Virginia is launching its first inpatient treatment program in a regional jail.

The 28-bed Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) unit opened Monday, April 11, at the Southwestern Regional Jail in Logan County, for male inmates who have been sentenced to the custody of the Division of Corrections.

Overseeing the state’s prison system, the DOC already operates RSAT units at nine of its facilities totaling 507 beds. The new unit at Southwestern recognizes that there are inmates who have been sentenced to DOC custody but who are serving parts of those sentences in the separately run regional jail system.

“This will greatly accelerate their ability to begin the crucial journey of recovery and rehabilitation that can, it is hoped, restore them to a productive and healthy life outside the correctional setting…

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