Wyoming’s Department of Corrections has yet to report a confirmed COVID-19 case among its inmates, bucking national trends.
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Four staff members recently emerged from quarantine, two inmates have tested negative for COVID-19, two more tests are pending.
Shipping inmates to county jails or private out-of-state prisons won’t solve Department of Corrections’ problems.
Overcrowding, understaffing and deteriorating facilities have led to increased inmate violence and unhealthy conditions, three inmates contend.
A good education costs plenty but it’s far cheaper than incarcerating the uneducated. More than one-third of Wyoming inmates dropped out of high school.