Overcrowding, understaffing and deteriorating facilities have led to increased inmate violence and unhealthy conditions, three inmates contend.
criminal justice reform
The Wyoming Senate advanced bills to reduce imprisonment from probation violations as part of a years-long criminal justice reform effort.
Lawmakers advanced four bills suggested by CJR experts to stem Wyoming’s prison crisis.
New law creates a graduated system of sanctions for parole and probation violators. Other reforms this session failed, but an “actual innocence” bill survived.
More people live in Wyoming’s criminal justice system than live in the city of Jackson and yet the Legislature criminalizes more behaviors each year.