July 7, 2020 |
Inmates from Wyoming prisons who have been housed out-of-state over the last year have returned home. Department of Corrections Director Bob Lambert made the announcement in a written release Monday.
More than 100 prisoners have been held at facilities in Nebraska and Mississippi on a contract basis. The transfers had been planned for April, Lambert said, but were delayed because of concerns over the novel coronavirus.
Prior to their return, 88 male inmates were being housed at the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, Mississippi, and approximately 30 female inmates were being housed in a county detention center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Pictured above: Wyoming State Penitentiary. Photo courtesy of Wyoming Department of Corrections.