Prison http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Stories: The Prison Warden They Called “Dad” http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-prison-warden-they-called-dad <p>In 1967, Rawlins resident Duane Shillinger was hired by the Wyoming State Penitentiary as a counselor. Later, through an unexpected turn of events, he ended up serving as warden for seventeen years. In this story, he remembers the transition from the 19<sup>th</sup> century facility to the current one, and the relationships he formed with inmates.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:53:46 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 57754 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: The Prison Warden They Called “Dad” Corrections Director says prison reforms are needed http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/corrections-director-says-prison-reforms-are-needed <p>Department of Corrections&nbsp;Director&nbsp;Bob Lampert&nbsp;is asking lawmakers to support some proposed prison reforms.&nbsp; He told the Joint Judiciary Committee that&nbsp; Wyoming has one of the most successful correction systems in the nation in terms of its rate of return to prison.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:21:18 +0000 Melodie Edwards 49583 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Corrections Director says prison reforms are needed Wyoming to develop victim-offender dialog program http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-develop-victim-offender-dialog-program <p>The Wyoming Board of Parole has approved the establishment of a victim-offender dialog program. The program will create an avenue for perpetrators and victims of a crime to meet in person and talk, which advocates say helps the healing process for both parties.</p><p>The Board of Parole’s Victim Services Coordinator, Randi Losalu, says this approach gives victims of crimes more of an opportunity to be heard.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:44:20 +0000 Irina Zhorov 42440 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming to develop victim-offender dialog program 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 ACLU says inmates lack proper medical care in jails, prisons http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/aclu-says-inmates-lack-proper-medical-care-jails-prisons <div style="margin:0;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;">The Wyoming Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union </span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;">says</span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;"> that most complaints surrounding state prisons and jails involves improper medical of mental health care.&nbsp; Much of that has to do with inmates not getting their necessary medication.&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></font> Mon, 21 May 2012 13:28:07 +0000 Bob Beck 24367 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org ACLU says inmates lack proper medical care in jails, prisons Womens Prison Seeks Funding For Nursery http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/womens-prison-seeks-funding-nursery <p>The women&rsquo;s prison in Lusk is seeking funding for a nursery. That would enable inmates who give birth while incarcerated to keep their babies with them in prison for up to 18 months.</p><p>Warden Phil Myer says it&rsquo;s usually better for newborns to be with their mothers &ndash; even in prison &ndash; than to live with relatives or foster parents, and he says taking care of a baby in prison also makes inmates less likely to commit further crimes.</p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:36:17 +0000 Willow Belden 17819 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Womens Prison Seeks Funding For Nursery