Wyoming Stories
4:53 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Wyoming Stories: The Prison Warden They Called “Dad”

Duane Shillinger remembers life at the state penitentiary.
Duane Schillinger
Credit Micah Schweizer

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 19th century facility to the current one, and the relationships he formed with inmates.

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