A bipartisan group of lawmakers pushed bills to ease pressure on Wyoming’s prison system through the House of Representatives this week.
Promoted as a boon to public safety and security, Senate File 74 Crimes against critical infrastructure would improve neither.
Mining, petroleum, manufacturing and railroad lobbyists testified in support of a bill imposing long prison sentences on people interfering with infrastructure
The Wyoming Senate advanced a bill to criminalize people and fine organizations who ‘impede infrastructure.’ Critics call it a draconian attack meant to block protests like Standing Rock.
Sometimes the legislative process works as it should. The advancement of a bill allowing the wrongfully convicted to present new evidence is an example.