Sunday, April 21, 2013

Beckley - Alderson - Lewisburg, West Virginia

The claim: Former WWII detention camps that are now converted into active federal prison complexes capable of holding several times their current populations. Alderson is presently a women's federal reformatory.

What it really is: Alderson was opened in 1928. It is minimum security, it has always been a Federal prison for women.

The Federal prison in Beckley is medium security with a minimum security prison camp.

There are no prisons in Lewisburg at all.

Also, none of these places were the sites of World War Two POW camps.

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