Wyoming Department of Corrections

In the wake of the sudden and unexpected resignation of Police Chief Sam Keller early last week, the Newcastle City Council has reportedly approved Mayor Pam Gualtieri and Council Member Don Steveson to jointly serve as chief of police until a new chief can be appointed.  Keller submitted his...
TORRINGTON — “I mean this in the best way possible, but I don’t ever want to see you again.”  Drew Aldridge addressed a group of incarcerated people who have just earned their high school equivalency diplomas and are preparing to reenter society.  Aldridge works as the Academic Manager at the...

Kayla Opdahl, a 2004 Newcastle High School graduate, was recently promoted to deputy administrator of programs in the Prison Division for the Wyoming Department of Corrections. 

 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Kayla Opdahl, a 2004 graduate of Newcastle High School, has been promoted to deputy administrator of programs in the Prison Division of the Wyoming Department of Corrections, according to a Dec. 22 press release. Her promotion was effective Jan. 3.  Opdahl’s career...
YOTP brings treatment-focused youth program to Rawlins   By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE —Sometimes, a legislative change means a world of difference for people who have little control over their current circumstances.  Last winter, state legislators...
COVID spikes in state prisons   By Ellen Gerst Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Cases of COVID-19 at Wyoming prison facilities have spiked to their highest total since the start of the pandemic.  The most recent round of testing found 148 total cases of coronavirus...
Unvaccinated staff in Wyoming prisons leads to rise in cases   By Ellen Gerst Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Coronavirus cases are again on the rise in Wyoming prisons thanks largely to unvaccinated employees, the Department of Corrections says. According to an official...
Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — Last week, when three positive COVID-19 cases were detected at the Wyoming Honor Farm near Riverton, Justin Albertson started getting worried.  “My brother is an inmate (there),” his sister, Rachel Albertson, said in an...
State officials share job cut details   By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER – Almost a year ago, Gov. Mark Gordon announced that hundreds of state jobs would be eliminated as part of sweeping budget cuts. Only a fraction of the cuts resulted in layoffs — most of...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   After over a year of lockdowns at Wyoming Department of Corrections facilities sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the department will be bringing back the community service program by mid-summer.  According to the DOC compliance manager, C.J. Young, both the community...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Moving the Youthful Offender Program, formerly known as the boot camp, from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle to other facilities will not negatively impact staff in Newcastle, according to information provided in an email from the Wyoming Department...

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