The Wyoming Senate advanced bills to reduce imprisonment from probation violations as part of a years-long criminal justice reform effort.
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Wyoming has purchased the tools to help incarcerated mothers and their children, but has failed to deploy them.
New law creates a graduated system of sanctions for parole and probation violators. Other reforms this session failed, but an “actual innocence” bill survived.
Lawmakers drew heavily on savings to write the state’s two-year budget. Big cuts were largely avoided but some programs took hits.
There’s no immediate need for a private prison in Wyoming, but the ongoing prison conversation will keep companies and legislators interested.