Wyoming Inmates May Be Headed To Texas

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming prison inmates housed in Colorado prisons may be headed to Texas soon. Wyoming Corrections Department Director Robert Lampert says Colorado needs the beds now occupied by Wyoming inmates for its own prisoners. Lampert says the state is negotiating a contract to move the Wyoming prisoners to Texas. Wyoming doesn't have enought space in its prisons to house all its inmates. The state has 355 inmates in Colorado and another 126 in Nevada. Governor Freudenthal and lawmakers are looking at building more prisons in Wyoming.