Rawlins, Wy – The state Department of Correction has
released information detailing inmate-on-inmate assaults at the
Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins.
The reports show 128 incidents of inmate assaults investigated
at the prison from October 2003 to June 2005. But only six were
determined to be assaults planned beforehand and two involved
Many of the incidents involved accidental injury during
recreation between inmates and others were spontaneous fights.
State Corrections Department Director Bob Lampert says the
agency has worked hard to reduce inmate assaults and several staff
members have been fired for not following proper procedures.
He says the agency's goal is to maintain as safe of a living and
working environment as possible within state pris