Slayton Work Camp



1 Mountainside Way
Mt. Olive, West Virginia 25185
Phone: (304) 442-7213
Fax: (304) 442-7225




It is the mission of the Slayton Work Camp to operate a safe, secure, effective and cost-efficient work program that changes inmate conduct through effective supervision and work/treatment programs that facilitate inmate re-entry into society while promoting a culture that mentors and encourages mutual respect between staff and inmates, staff professionalism, positive morale and pride.



The purpose of the Slayton Work Camp is threefold:

  • To provide a low-risk inmate work force while providing quality labor.
  • To enhance life and work skills and foster a positive work ethic in inmates preparing to re-enter society.
  • To maintain and preserve the property and resources of the State of West Virginia at a reduced cost to taxpayers.


Opened in July 2007, the Slayton Work Camp is a 48-bed minimum-security unit situated on the grounds of the Mount Olive Correctional Complex (MOCC), operating as its own entity outside the secure perimeter of and administered by MOCC. Inmates assigned to the Slayton Work Camp hold an appropriate security classification, are non-violent and are deemed low-risk to the community. These inmates are provided, under Correctional Officer supervision, to the Division of Highways for various labor projects in Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Nicholas and Raleigh Counties. These inmates also provide labor and community service to various agencies/charitable organizations throughout the local area. 


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