Martinsburg Correctional Center

Scott E. Paugh, Warden

38 Grapevine Road
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
Phone: (304) 267-0156
Fax: (304) 267-0198


Mission Statement

The Mission of the Martinsburg Correctional Center is to support the vision of the West Virginia Division of Corrections through effective intake, security and classification policies for an accurate diagnostic assessment on all inmates in an effort to increase the potential for successful reentry, reduce the rate of recidivism and thereby enhance safety and security for all citizens in the State of West Virginia.

Leadership Biography

Warden Paugh is a native of Grafton, West Virginia, having graduated from Grafton High School in 1979. He received a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Fairmont State College and an A.S. degree in Police Science from Marshall University. He retired from the West Virginia State Police in 2002 and became Warden of the Martinsburg Correctional Center in 2005.


  • Warden - Scott Paugh
  • Associate Warden of Security -
  • Associate Warden of Programs - Mary Knotts
  • Human Resources Manager - Deanna Cole
  • Business Manager - Debra Eagle 


The Martinsburg Correctional Center was opened in October, 2005, with the specific purpose of serving as an intake facility for male inmates. Future plans call for the Center to also be the diagnostic facility for DOC. Since inmates remain here for only a short time before transfer to other facilities, there is no visitation and limited inmate programs.

The facility itself was originally the Eastern Regional Jail, which opened in 1989 as the first regional jail in the state. It is a 120 bed facility.