Wyoming ACLU evaluates treatment of inmates statewide
The Wyoming Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has studied those who are in jail or in prison in Wyoming for a number of years. Wyoming is a state that likes to put people behind bars. The U.S. Justice Department notes that in 2010 Wyoming’s crime rate was 17-percent lower than the national average… but Wyoming’s incarceration rate is only four percent lower. Meaning that if you commit a crime, you will probably get some time. Director Linda Burt of Wyoming’s ACLU tells Bob Beck about how those inmates are being treated.