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Unemployment numbers improved and schools released reopening plans this week in Wyoming as COVID-19 metrics continued their upward trends. The state reported its 25th death, and the virus was detected in the Wyoming State Penitentiary.
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Calls and crime are down, at least one jail turned detainees loose and new protocols are designed to minimize contacts but “We’re still police officers. We’re still enforcing the law.”
A company that runs in-prison treatment is battling the mental health and substance abuse treatment lobby to lower licensing standards for counselors.