CHEYENNE,Wyo.(AP) – The executive director of theWyoming
Association of Churches says she will continue to advocate for a
nursery for children of inmates at theWyomingwomen’s prison.
Chesie Lee says the idea is long overdue. A nursery at the
Wyoming Women’s Center in Lusk also has the support of the prison
warden, Phil Myer, and Wyoming Department of Corrections Director
The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/vE8HJw ) studies
show reduced recidivism among female inmates allowed to be with
Gov. Matt Mead denied a budget recommendation by the Corrections
Department and State Building Commission to set up a prison
nursery. A similar proposal failed in the Legislature’s Joint
Appropriations Committee last year.
Lee says she hopes the committee will endorse a nursery ahead of
the upcoming legislative session.
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