North Dakota once had a crowded prison system driven in part by substance abuse issues and woefully inadequate treatment options. Sound familiar?
Outside experts have found targeted solutions to Wyoming’s incarceration crisis. But will legislators move them forward?
Wyoming has purchased the tools to help incarcerated mothers and their children, but has failed to deploy them.
An amendment to a bill appropriating funds to local governments ignited criticism of the governor’s refusal to call a proposed immigration jail a prison.
Lawmakers’ and Gov. Matt Mead’s decision to cut $4.5 million from substance abuse programs in prisons is costing the state money, WDOC director said.