Department of Corrections Director Bob Lampert is asking lawmakers to support some proposed prison reforms. He told the Joint Judiciary Committee that Wyoming has one of the most successful correction systems in the nation in terms of its rate of return to prison.
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.
The Board of Parole’s Victim Services Coordinator, Randi Losalu, says this approach gives victims of crimes more of an opportunity to be heard.