State Certifies Prisons Under Anti-Rape Law

AP. 6-16,2015

The Wyoming Department of Corrections is working to certify that its facilities around the state meet federal security requirements intended to eliminate sexual assaults against inmates.

Gov. Matt Mead in May certified to the U.S. Department of Justice that the state last year completed audits of the Women’s Center in Lusk and the Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle. He says the state spent nearly $150,000 for additional video cameras and other equipment at the facilities.

Corrections Department Deputy Director Steve Lindly says the medium-security prison in Torrington will be audited starting next week and the state penitentiary in Rawlins and the state honor farm in Riverton will be audited next year.

Mead says the state will pay between $150,000 and $450,000 each for improvements at the three remaining prison facilities.