Alex Burness, Bolts

Alex Burness, Bolts

Alex Burness is a staff writer at Bolts.

A sandstone building with "South Central Regional Jail" on the side of it sits in the background behind a parking lot.

New law could make it even harder to get health care in deadly West Virginia lockups

By: - September 15, 2023

This article first appeared in Bolts and is reprinted with permission.  Deborah Ujevich has forgotten Jenny’s last name, but remembers well how desperately she wanted to be free, how scared she was of dying in prison. Jenny had been locked up for several years by the time Ujevich arrived at West Virginia’s all-women Lakin Correctional Center and Jail. There, […]