Ohio County Correctional Center

Karen Pszczolkowski, Warden

1501 Eoff Street
Wheeling WV 26003
Phone: (304) 238-1007 or (304) 238-1008
Fax: (304) 238-1009


Mission Statement

The Mission of the Ohio County Correctional Center is to provide a safe, secure and humane correctional system for the public, staff and offenders. Its specific mission is to receive male technical Parole violators for the purpose of preparing them for placement on Community service crews and/or employment programs.

Leadership Biography

The Warden of the Ohio County Correctional Center is Karen Pszczolkowski. Ms. Pszczolkowski began her career with the West Virginia Division of Corrections in 1985 as a Counselor I at the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, West Virginia. In 1993, Karen was promoted to the position of Correctional Unit Manager. With the closure of the West Virginia Penitentiary and reconfiguration of staff, Karen assumed the position of Corrections Case Manager at the newly opened Northern Correctional Facility. In 1998, Karen was promoted to the position of Associate Warden of Operations. She gained invaluable experience during her tenure as Associate Warden of Operations, enabling her to make a successful transition to the position of Warden.

Karen graduated Cum Laude from Fairmont State College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology. In 1986, she became a Certified Level I Rational Behavior Therapist through the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies.

Throughout her tenure with the West Virginia Division of Corrections, Karen has served as an Adjunct Instructor for the Division of Personnel, was a sponsor for NIC’s Management Development for the Future, was a member of the Training Advisory Board, Religious Services Steering Committee, Marshall County Threat Preparedness Committee, and a member of Contract Committee for DOC Medical and Commissary Services.


  • Warden - Karen Pszczolkowski
  • Deputy Warden - William Yurcina
  • Associate Warden of Security - Mike Hill
  • Associate Warden of Programs - Brandy Miller
  • Associate Warden of Operations - Joanie Hill
  • Business Manager - Karlln Chambers


The Ohio County Correctional Center (OCCC) was built in 1974 and served as a jail for Ohio County until 1994. It closed that same year with the opening of the Northern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility. The West Virginia Division of Corrections began leasing the facility in 1998. During the next five years, OCCC operated as an adult female facility. In March 2003 with the opening of the Lakin Correctional Center for Women, OCCC began a new mission of housing male inmates (technical parole violators). OCCC has been ACA accredited since 2009.