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Wyoming Department Of Corrections

Study: Wyoming No. 3 spender on inmate health care

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming spent about $20.7 million on prison health care services in 2011, ranking it third-highest among states in such spending per inmate, according to a new report.

July 13, 2014 3:02 pmLoading…
Wyoming lawmakers mull firing squad for executions

Wyoming lawmakers mull firing squad for executions

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers are considering changing state law to permit execution of condemned inmates by firing squad.

May 21, 2014 4:47 pmLoading…

Former guard sues Wyoming prison over racism, discrimination

CASPER, Wyo. — An African-American man who was a guard at the Wyoming State Penitentiary is claiming that supervisors at the jail did not do enough to change a racist and discriminatory work environment among staff members at the prison during the roughly three years he worked there.

March 21, 2014 8:30 amLoading…

ACLU challenges Wyoming on inmate headgear

The First Amendment rights of a prisoner at the Wyoming State Penitentiary are being infringed upon by the state, according to a letter the ACLU sent to the Wyoming Department of Corrections on Friday.

January 13, 2014 6:09 pmLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers push to repeal inmate work release laws

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Legislature is set to consider a bill to repeal laws that require state prisons to offer work release programs to some inmates even as a lawsuit is pending over the issue.

January 08, 2014 4:14 pmLoading…

Rawlins prison seeks to beef up officer ranks

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Corrections is pushing to hire correctional officers at the State Penitentiary in Rawlins.

January 08, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming Women's Center gets new warden

LUSK, Wyo. — Virginia Pullen has taken over as the new warden of the Wyoming Women's Center in Lusk.

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Wyoming inmate dies

CHEYENNE – A 77-year-old Wyoming inmate died Saturday following a lengthy illness.

November 23, 2013 5:12 pmLoading…

Wyoming Women’s Center prison warden resigns

Prison warden Phil Myer resigned last week from his post at the Wyoming Women’s Center in Lusk, according to Wyoming Department of Corrections officials.

November 23, 2013 4:23 pmLoading…

Former Sheridan probation officer denies sex assault charge

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A former Sheridan probation and parole officer accused of having a romantic relationship with a woman he supervised has pleaded not guilty to felony second-degree sexual assault.

November 03, 2013 3:10 pmLoading…

Merit pay could be part of Wyoming state employee raises

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The State Employment Compensation Commission is recommending a pilot program to test a new way to distribute salary increases among state employees.

November 01, 2013 9:30 amLoading…

Wyoming State Pen inmate dies after lengthy illness

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Corrections says a 40-year-old inmate has died after a lengthy illness.

June 18, 2013 11:03 amLoading…

Wyoming inmate sues again over eagle feathers

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming inmate is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, claiming agency officials improperly delayed for years sending him eagle feathers he needed for Native American religious purposes.

May 24, 2013 5:39 pmLoading…

Sheridan parole office damaged in weekend fire

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — State probation and parole officers in Sheridan are working out of a temporary office after a fire damaged their headquarters.

May 13, 2013 2:04 pmLoading…

Judge sentences Wyoming probation officer for stealing drugs

CASPER, Wyo. -- Ruby Maddox sat through court hearings before.

April 15, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Fugitive's sentence commuted after 31 years on lam

Fugitive's sentence commuted after 31 years on lam

CASPER — The officer allowed Joe Welch to finish his prime rib before taking him into custody.

February 16, 2013 10:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming inmate dies from terminal illness

LUSK — The Wyoming Department of Corrections said a 60-year-old inmate has died.

February 06, 2013 11:24 amLoading…

Utah contractor sues over Wyoming prison project

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Utah construction company that built a medium-security prison in Torrington is suing the Wyoming Department of Corrections over what it says is money still owned for the project.

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Former Wyoming probation officer admits to stealing drugs

Former Wyoming probation officer admits to stealing drugs

CASPER, Wyo. — The former probation officer accused of stealing prescription drugs while on the job pleaded guilty in Natrona County District Court on Thursday.

December 20, 2012 11:30 pm Related Loading…

Wyoming inmate dies at State Pen

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Corrections says an inmate in the State Penitentiary has died of natural causes.

October 23, 2012 7:38 pmLoading…

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