Shipping inmates to county jails or private out-of-state prisons won’t solve Department of Corrections’ problems.
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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.
The Wyoming Senate advanced bills to reduce imprisonment from probation violations as part of a years-long criminal justice reform effort.
Wyoming has purchased the tools to help incarcerated mothers and their children, but has failed to deploy them.