Wyoming’s Department of Corrections has yet to report a confirmed COVID-19 case among its inmates, bucking national trends.
Four staff members recently emerged from quarantine, two inmates have tested negative for COVID-19, two more tests are pending.
WyoFile rides along to South Dakota with a group of Laramie musicians, who enjoy a life of travel and music even when the pay isn’t great.
Shipping inmates to county jails or private out-of-state prisons won’t solve Department of Corrections’ problems.
In-prison drug treatment is critical to lowering recidivism rates in Wyoming, but some veterans of a women’s prison program say it does more harm than good.