An initial rejection of funding by the governor’s office and the death of a “sin tax” raise fears funding woes will kill Wyoming’s criminal justice reform before it’s begun.
Shipping inmates to county jails or private out-of-state prisons won’t solve Department of Corrections’ problems.
Last year inmates spent two months on average in jails after sentencing, awaiting a prison bed and losing opportunities to reduce time with good behavior.
Wyoming gets outside researchers funded by the U.S. Department of Justice to look for reforms. But will they convince the state’s prosecutors?
Part 2 of a WyoFile investigation into the legislative death of popular efforts to reform Wyoming’s criminal justice system