WPR News
6:30 am
Thu July 20, 2006

Judge and DOC Director Disagree About Safety at Honor Farm

Laramie, Wy – At his sentencing trial a Fremont County Judge expressed amazement that a man who'd been convicted of sexual assault, was ever transferred to the Honor Farm. That's a minimum security prison. The man went on to kill a nurse at the facility. The judge remarked that the Honor Farm had become a place where the typical inmate is more likely to be a violent sex offender than someone who writes bad checks.
The director of Wyoming's Department of Corrections disagrees. He says the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton is safer than it was 13 years ago.
Bob Lampert says the Honor Farm is safer ever since the Corrections Department adopted an inmate classification system 13 years ago.
Lampert says the system makes it harder for inmates to be transferred to the Honor Farm.