Central Office

Central Office

Jim Rubenstein,
Commissioner

1409 Greenbrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934
Records Fax: (304) 558-8430

Mission Statement

The Mission of the West Virginia Division of Corrections is to enhance public safety by providing a safe, secure, humane correctional system, including an effective community supervision program, opportunities to prepare offenders for successful re-entry, and sensitivity and responsiveness to victims of crime.

Leadership Biography

Jim Rubenstein has over three decades in the corrections profession. Mr. Rubenstein began his career with Corrections in 1973 as a Correctional officer at the WV Forestry Camp for Boys. He has also served as a Recreation Coordinator, a Correctional Officer, and a Counselor at the WV Industrial School for Boys. Mr. Rubenstein went on to serve as a Corrections Case Manager and Corrections Unit Manager at Pruntytown Correctional Center. In 1994, Mr. Rubenstein was named Superintendent of Anthony Correctional Center. Later, in 1998, he was named Deputy Warden of St. Mary's Correctional Center and was instrumental in the conversion of that facility from a state hospital to a medium security correctional institution. On June 1, 1999, Mr. Rubenstein was appointed to the position of Deputy Commissioner of Institutional Operations.

His qualifications and skills offer him a unique opportunity to bring insight and experience to the DOC. His career in corrections has prepared him with the management abilities, training and development skills, and interpersonal communications expertise necessary to promote programs, technology, and training within the DOC.

Personnel

Executive Leadership
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5367

  • Jim Rubenstein, Commissioner
  • Jim Ielapi, Deputy Commissioner
  • Mike Coleman, Assistant Commissioner
  • Loita Butcher, Executive Assistant
  • Susan Harding, Executive Secretary

Administration
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-8048

  • Patti Withrow, Director of Administration 

Classification
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934

  • Rita Albury, Director of Classification

Corrections Investigation Division
Phone: (304) 636-0222
Fax: (304) 636-0010

  • Denver Rosier, Director of CID 

Hearing Examiner
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-1495

  • Terri Arthur, Hearing Examiner

Human Resources
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-4878

  • Kathy Carroll, Director of Human Resources

Information Technology
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934

  • Brad Douglas

Inmate Movement
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934

  • Kem Hudson, Inmate Movement Coordinator

Internal Auditor
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-1495

  • Vacant

Legal Services
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934

  • John Boothroyd, Assistant Attorney General

Parole Services
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-8430

  • Judy Fitzgerald, Director of Parole Services 

Programs
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934

  • Jennifer Ballard, Director of Programs

Records/Interstate Compact
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-8430

  • Karen Nichols, Interstate Compact Administrator/Compact Commissioner

Research and Planning
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-1495

  • Brad Douglas, Director of Research and Planning 

Security
Phone: (304) 221-2213

  • Paul Simmons, Director of Security

Victim Services
Phone: (304) 558-2036
Fax: (304) 558-5934

  • Sandi Jaynes, Victim Services Manager

History

The West Virginia Division of Corrections, formerly a major division within the Department of Public Institutions, was established under Chapter 70, Acts of the Legislature in 1977. Under the executive reorganization of 1989, Corrections became a division of the Department of Public Safety (now the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety). The Commissioner of the Division of Corrections directs the state's adult correctional system. In November, 1997, oversight of the juvenile correctional institutions was transferred to the newly created Division of Juvenile Services.