Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 9, 2013

Commissioners asked to support home confinement release center

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Members of the Mercer County Commission were asked Tuesday to support a proposed new home confinement transitional release center project.

Wanda Lee, a resident of Princeton and a member of a group that is advocating the development of the proposed release center, presented the commissioners a copy of a letter of support for the project she received from Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ash.

The letter said such a release center could economically provide a community-based location for people to serve home confinement. Lee said she is seeking additional letters of support from the county’s magistrate and circuit court judges.

However, commissioners Mike Vinciguerra and Gene Buckner said the commission is limited in what it could do to help the project since it is a private business.

For more on the proposal, and other action from today’s commission meeting, see Wednesday’s edition of the Daily Telegraph.