Salem Correctional Center

David W. Jones, Warden

7 Industrial Blvd.
Industrial, WV 26426
Phone: (304) 782-2371
Fax: (304) 782-4816
Court Order
 Fax: (304) 782-4285


Mission Statement

Salem Correctional Center is a Medium/Minimum security facility for the West Virginia Division of Corrections. Our Mission is to ensure public safety by providing care, custody and control of convicted adult male offenders, while influencing positive change in behavior patterns by providing offenders with an environment that focuses on Rehabilitation, Education and Substance Abuse Treatment.

Leadership Biography

Mr. David W. Jones received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Fairmont State College in 1994. He began his career in Corrections on 20 February 1995 as a Correctional Officer at Mr. Olive Correctional Complex. He spent the first ten years of his career working for the WV Division of Corrections with MOCC and St. Mary’s Correctional Center. During that time he served as a Correctional Officer, Counselor II, Case Manager, Unit Manager, and Regional Commander of the Special Operations Crisis Negotiation Team. In 2005, Mr. Jones went to work for the WV Division of Juvenile Services as the Director of the Lorrie Yeager Juvenile Center in Parkersburg. In 2011, he became the Superintendent of the WV Industrial Home for Youth and also supervised the conversion of the Industrial Home for Youth into the Salem Correctional Center. He was named Warden of the new Facility on 1 July 2013.

  • Warden - David W. Jones
  • Deputy Warden - Katherine Hess, Deputy Warden
  • Associate Warden of Programs - Donna Kuroski
  • Associate Warden of Security - Dennis Peters
  • Associate Warden of Operations - Joshua Ashcraft
  • Executive Assistant - Ruben Pena
  • Business Manager - Heather Laulis


The Salem Correctional Center is located one mile West of Salem in Harrison/Doddridge County, West Virginia. The facility is located on a sixty-one acre tract of land. Salem Correctional Center was formerly known as the West Virginia Industrial Home for Youth and was part of the WV Division of Juvenile Services until July 1, 2013, when it made the transition from Juveniles to Adults and became part of the WV Division of Corrections family.