Outside experts have found targeted solutions to Wyoming’s incarceration crisis. But will legislators move them forward?
Cops, docs and bureaucrats all agree holes in mental health and substance abuse treatment go hand-in-hand with Wyoming’s prison crowding problem.
Wyoming gets outside researchers funded by the U.S. Department of Justice to look for reforms. But will they convince the state’s prosecutors?
Lawmakers drew heavily on savings to write the state’s two-year budget. Big cuts were largely avoided but some programs took hits.
Lawmakers’ and Gov. Matt Mead’s decision to cut $4.5 million from substance abuse programs in prisons is costing the state money, WDOC director said.