Cheyenne, Wy –
A state senator thinks Wyoming needs to do a better job educating inmates. During a discussion on community college funding this week, Appropriations Committee member Irene Devin of Laramie stated that Wyoming's graduation rate through its corrections system is terrible when compared to other states. Central Wyoming President Jo Ann MacFarland admits that a better job could be done, but she says they had to curtail some of their offerings when pell grants were no longer available to inmates.
Senator Rae Lynn Job also questions the willingness of the Department of Corrections to make classes available to inmates. She adds that she also knows of several inmates who were unable to complete classes because they were suddenly moved to prisons out of state.