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77-Year-Old Wyoming Inmate Serving Life Sentence Dies

The Wyoming Department of Corrections says a 77-year-old inmate serving life in prison has died after a lengthy illness.

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Special Olympics Wyoming Receives 50K Grant [AUDIO]

A legislative committee has rejected a proposal that would allow the Wyoming Department of Corrections to deny outright some public requests for investigations and security. Special Olympics Wyoming has received a $50,000 Daniels Fund grant to support athletes across the state

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Program Designed to Help Inmates Transition to Society [AUDIO]

Wyoming prison officials hope a 4 year old program will reduce recidivism and ease the transition of inmates who are released. Doug Randall has the details. Governor Matt Mead says the state is evaluating what the impacts to the state will be from sequestration. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Filmmaker To Include U.W. Professor In Documentary [AUDIO]

A parolee who says he was forcibly catheterized to provide a urine sample is suing the Wyoming Department of Corrections and the City of Cheyenne. Doug Randall has more on that story.  Belgian filmmaker Sofie Benoot plans to include a segment about a University of Wyoming researcher in a documentary about the pioneer spirit of the American west. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Forester Urges Evacuation Readiness (AUDIO)

The Wyoming Department of Corrections has issued a comprehensive statewide release policy in response to an April 10th incident where an inmate was released from the state penitentiary in error. Amy Richards has a report. Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser says wildland fires are likely to be a continuing hazard over the next few weeks and is urging people who may  be in affected areas to be ready to evacuate. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Wyoming State Penitentiary Warden- Eddie Wilson (WDOC)
Wyoming State Penitentiary Warden- Eddie Wilson (WDOC)
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Prison Industries Teach Job Skills

The Wyoming Department of Corrections maintains several manufacturing enterprises designed to help inmates develop job skills and good work habits. Chris Lansford of D-O-C  says one of the programs is centered around sewing items ranging from bedsheets and towels to police uniforms. Other enterprises  focus on printing, braille transcription, janitorial services and a variety of other occupations. 

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Turkey Seasons Open In Wyoming [AUDIO]

Wyoming Department of Corrections Director Bob Lampert has announced the formation of a new statewide task force that focuses on supporting the productive reentry of offenders into communities. Doug Randall has the details. Turkey season is now open in most hunt areas and many of the locations are general license areas. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Jackson Hole High School (Courtesy tcsd #1)
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Teton School District Looking At Using Alcohol Wands [AUDIO]

Wardens are changing jobs at two of Wyoming's correctional facilities. Doug Randall has more on the changes. Trustees for Teton County School District Number 1 are exploring the use of mobile alcohol devices called alcohol wands at school functions. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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