The human costs of state budget cuts are beginning to show as facilities like Greenhouse, a transitional care facility in Gillette, close their doors.
The state’s dearth of treatment resources claimed a lot of air time as lawmakers met this week, even with debate on contentious budget cuts weeks away.
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.
“The numbers that you’re seeing in jail now are ... true numbers for this reservation,” a tribal judge said last month. Can tribal traditions help?
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.