Austin Vantrease was transferred to a St. Mary’s Correctional Center (SMCC) last week. It is designed for specific inmates. Namely, “to provide for the custody, control and care of convicted, adult, male felons who have been convicted of severe crimes against man or nature.” Offenders departmentally deemed as geriatric or chronically ill may also be assigned to SMCC. The facility houses 450 felons. [Source: West Virginia Department of Corrections]
I learned of this on August 9th, via email (and telephone):
This e-mail is to inform you that AUSTIN VANTREASE has been transferred from McDowell County Correctional Center as of 8/8/2013. The offender is now in the custody of St. Mary’s Correctional Center. Your registration with VINE has also been transferred. You will continue to receive updates about this offender.
I wonder why he keeps getting his sorry, violent ass moved around? He spent only a week or two in MacDowell County Prision. It just feels like it is too many times to be routine, scheduled transfers. No matter, I will say that this prison seems to be a good fit for him… with his severe crime against man and all.