Report on conditions in the West Virginia Penitentiary, from the Cincinnati Enquirer, 1886
Two-part article about the Pen from Register earlier in 1886
Part two of the above
Legislative hearing results from the Enquirer article, Feb. 1887
Reportage on the Legislative hearing
More of the legislative hearing
A positive article from 1892.
Still another penitentiary expose, this from 1893.
Conditions in 1894
Letter to editor of Moundsville Echo about conditions, 1899. Colored Republic Club concerned with treatment of African-American prisoners.
Another letter to Echo, from 1900. The Captain of the Guards assaults newspaper staff
WV Pen Tours, including a history and pictures
A letter from the warden in 1905concerning the relative economies of hanging vs. the electric chair.
The history of capital punishment in West Virginia "Thy Brother's Blood" by Stan Bumgardner and Christine Kreiser.
Service provided by the staff of the Ohio County Public Library in partnership with and funded initially by the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation.