ACLU http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Inmates lodge medical complaints against Wyoming jails and prisons http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/inmates-lodge-medical-complaints-against-wyoming-jails-and-prisons <p>The Wyoming chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it’s been getting more complaints than in the past about medical and mental health care in the state’s jails and prisons.</p><p></p><p>The ACLU’s Jennifer Horvath says a common complaint is that when doctors <em>outside</em> the prison recommend that an inmate see a specialist, the prison refuses.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 22:52:52 +0000 Willow Belden 41235 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Inmates lodge medical complaints against Wyoming jails and prisons House committee kills "Katie's Law" http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/house-committee-kills-katies-law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Katie’s Law, a bill that would have allowed the state to collect DNA of people arrested for certain felonies will not move forward in the Wyoming House.</span></p><p>A committee voted 5-3 to kill the bill, which is named after a 22-year-old New Mexico resident whose killer was identified based on DNA matching. Proponents of the bill argued that DNA is the modern equivalent of a fingerprint.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:44:21 +0000 Sara Hossaini 35869 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net House committee kills "Katie's Law" Worland H.S. student fighting for right to use his photo in yearbook http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/worland-hs-student-fighting-right-use-his-photo-yearbook <p>Worland High School administrators are trying to bar a student from using the photo he has chosen for the yearbook.</p><p>Matt Jolley is an openly gay student who submitted a photo of himself holding a rainbow flag. The teacher sponsoring yearbook and the school principal say the photo was too political. But Jolley says many students submit photos with accessories that represent who they are and he should be allowed to do the same.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:18:40 +0000 Irina Zhorov 35868 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Worland H.S. student fighting for right to use his photo in yearbook Jackson Hole Rodeo commits to non-sectarian prayer http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/jackson-hole-rodeo-commits-non-sectarian-prayer <p>The provider of the Jackson Hole Rodeo has agreed to change the event’s opening prayer to be non-sectarian.</p><p>Jackson Mayor Mark Barron says the rodeo used to open with a prayer that mentioned Jesus, and his office received complaints about that.</p><p>“We have contestants that don’t follow that faith,” Barron said. “We have attendees that come from around the world. And so there were some people who didn’t appreciate the Christian element of the prayer.”</p><p>The town’s new concession agreement specifies that the opening prayer will be non-sectarian.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 01:32:58 +0000 Willow Belden & Willow Belden 34234 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Jackson Hole Rodeo commits to non-sectarian prayer Wyoming ACLU sues over possible rights violation http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-aclu-sues-over-possible-rights-violation <p>The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a parolee who says he was forcibly catheterized to provide a urine sample.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming A-C-L-U Attorney Jennifer Horvath says Parolee Daniel Delaney did consent to testing without search warrants, but he had submitted a breath and blood sample.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:36:18 +0000 Bob Beck 29264 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming ACLU sues over possible rights violation ACLU says inmates lack proper medical care in jails, prisons http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/aclu-says-inmates-lack-proper-medical-care-jails-prisons <div style="margin:0;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;">The Wyoming Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union </span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;">says</span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;"> that most complaints surrounding state prisons and jails involves improper medical of mental health care.&nbsp; Much of that has to do with inmates not getting their necessary medication.&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></font> Mon, 21 May 2012 13:28:07 +0000 Bob Beck 24367 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net ACLU says inmates lack proper medical care in jails, prisons Appeals Court orders Fremont County to change voting system http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/appeals-court-orders-fremont-county-change-voting-system <p>The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a decision by a Wyoming court, ordering Fremont County elections officials to implement a single-member elections system.</p><p>The decision is an attempt to remedy discrimination against American Indian voters.</p><p>In the past, Fremont county used an at-large system, wherevoters chose candidates for the entire county, rather than for smaller districts. That meant minority candidates didn&rsquo;t have much of a chance. In contrast, a single-member system allows voters to choose candidates from their specific area.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:27:32 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 20007 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Appeals Court orders Fremont County to change voting system