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West Virginia hosts mock prison riot training

The Journal

Participants take part in the riot response exercise, which is one of 75 tactical training scenarios, during the 2018 Mock Prison Riot at the former Penitentiary in Moundsville.
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MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — More than 1,100 representatives from 30 states and 18 countries converged on the former West Virginia Penitentiary for the 22nd Annual Mock Prison Riot correctional training and technology trade expo, which was held over four days in May.

The four-day event strengthened the Mountain State’s status as a global showcase for the latest correctional tactics, techniques and tech. The West Virginia Division of Corrections organizes the annual event in conjunction with the non-profit West Virginia Corrections Training Foundation.

The Michigan Department of Corrections once again took 1st place in the tactical skills team competition. Senegal’s contingent won the Super Special Weapons and Tactics event. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections secured top honors in the sniper competition.

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