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.
Judiciary committee would allow sentencing options for parole and probation violations — an element of last year’s failed reform efforts.