An initial rejection of funding by the governor’s office and the death of a “sin tax” raise fears funding woes will kill Wyoming’s criminal justice reform before it’s begun.
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Overcrowding, understaffing and deteriorating facilities have led to increased inmate violence and unhealthy conditions, three inmates contend.
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.