Jail http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Inmates lodge medical complaints against Wyoming jails and prisons http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/inmates-lodge-medical-complaints-against-wyoming-jails-and-prisons <p>The Wyoming chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it’s been getting more complaints than in the past about medical and mental health care in the state’s jails and prisons.</p><p></p><p>The ACLU’s Jennifer Horvath says a common complaint is that when doctors <em>outside</em> the prison recommend that an inmate see a specialist, the prison refuses.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 22:52:52 +0000 Willow Belden 41235 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Inmates lodge medical complaints against Wyoming jails and prisons Cheyenne Police Dept. seeks to keep the homeless out of jail http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cheyenne-police-dept-seeks-keep-homeless-out-jail <p>The Cheyenne Police Department has launched an initiative that’s meant to help the homeless get access to shelter and other services, and keep them out of jail. The cops and the one shelter in town are optimistic about the program. But various advocacy groups have major concerns. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 22:12:12 +0000 Willow Belden 30089 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cheyenne Police Dept. seeks to keep the homeless out of jail