Anthony Correctional Center

Scott Patterson, Warden

Box N-1, HC 70
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986
Phone: (304) 536-3911
Fax: (304) 536-3916

Mission Statement

Primary Mission
The mission of the Anthony Correctional Center is to provide a safe, secure, and humane environment for the public, staff, and young adult inmates by providing inmates with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful re-entry into society.

Personnel

  • Warden - Scott Patterson 
  • Associate Warden Programs - Mark Wegman
  • Associate Warden Operations - Jason Walton
  • Business Manager - Vacant

History

Anthony Correctional Center is located in Neola, West Virginia on Rt. 92 in Greenbrier County, 15 miles north of White Sulphur Springs. It was built in 1965 – 66 and maintained by the federal government as the Anthony Civilian Job Corps Center until 1968. In October 1970, the facility was leased by the West Virginia Department of Public Institutions (now Division of Corrections) from the federal government to operate a community involved, educationally oriented, correctional facility for male juvenile offenders.

In January 1980, Anthony Center was designated as a young adult male offender correctional center; no longer accepting juvenile commitments, but young males adjudicated under the Youthful Offenders Act.

In March 1985, Anthony Center was converted into a co-ed correctional facility in order to provide equal opportunities for both male and female adult offenders. This transition was necessitated by the WV Supreme Court ruling in the Flack vs. Sizer/McCoy case which stated that “WV Code § 25-4-1, et.seq. is to be applied in a gender-neutral fashion”.

At present, Anthony Correctional Center primarily houses male and female young adult offenders between the ages of 18-25. Offenders are committed for a term of six months to two years. Once the offender has completed all program requirements, he/she is released to the committing court and receives probation for up to five years. However, if the offender is deemed by the court to be unfit or has repeatedly broken the rules of the institution, he/she can be returned to the committing court to receive the original sentence. Currently, Anthony Correctional Center houses 196 young adult men and 24 young adult women. 

Anthony Correctional Center is the only adult facility in which offenders are required to enroll and participate in the WV Department of Education programming. These programs include Academics: Basic Skill Development, GED preparation/GED Diploma, Special Education student services, Literacy, ACT preparation, High School Diplomas; Vocational: Auto Mechanics, Business Education, General Building Construction, Culinary Arts, Welding, Transitional Skills and Career Technology. College classes are also available for students through the local Community College.