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State officials to receive crime victim awards

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Two West Virginia corrections officials and a correctional organization are recipients of an award honoring efforts on behalf of crime victims.

Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein, Mount Olive Correctional Complex warden David Ballard and Correctional Industries will receive that Geneva Foster Pioneer Award during a ceremony today in Charleston. The ceremony will follow a noon reception.

The awards are named after the late Geneva Foster, a longtime advocate of crime victims and their survivors. Foster died in 2004.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin will host the ceremony at the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse.


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