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.
A loss of funding for substance abuse treatment programs could increase the number of felons who wind up back in prison, the director of the Wyoming Department of Corrections says.
On the cusp of an important discussion with lawmakers, Director
The measure outlines vital changes in the criminal justice system that would save money on prisons and generate more positive outcomes for offenders.