It was built a little over 10 years ago in Greenwood, West Virginia and it's purpose is to replace county jail systems.
That plan is working well for the North Central Regional Jail Authority, so well in fact that there's currently almost 700 inmates in the jail, but more inmates means the need for more corrections officers and this jail is looking to hire quite a few of them.
"There's a lot of things people don't know about the correctional industry. It's care custody and control of human beings that have ordered to be there by the court. If they need their medical needs taken care of, we take care of them. If they need to go to court, we take them to court," says NCRJ Administration Sgt. Wesley Stewart.
The North Central Regional Jail is growing with a constant increase in inmates, and a need for more employees.
"We have 694 inmates at our facility which ties the record for the most inmates we've ever had. It just seems like it keeps getting higher and higher each week. We try to keep it a safe environment here and if we get below our numbers it's not safe," Sgt. Stewart explains.
With over 20 positions available, the Regional Jail Authority is getting the word out there that they're an employer hiring in a difficult economy, and contrary to some belief, you don't have to have any law enforcement experience to get a job in corrections.
"You just need one year of verifiable work experience and we'll train you and pay you for it while you're here. We like to get those people that we can train," says NCRJ Administrator George Trent.
One of the applicants is Joshua Price. He hopes fill one of the 25 open positions as a correctional officer for the jail. "Working for the state. Good benefits and retirement. It's a good secure job and something that's a little more demanding."
"We'll be looking forward to having anybody that wants to join the team," Trent says.
If you want more information on how to apply call 304-558-2110.