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Public Safety and Corrections
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Daniel Shannon

Daniel Shannon


Agency Overview
The Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) provides supervision to offenders sentenced by the courts to serve prison sentences, released to parole by the Parole Board, or placed on supervised probation by the courts (including offenders from other states who transfer to Wyoming under the standards of the Interstate Commission on Adult Offender Supervision.)  This requires the agency to:

A) Utilize a structured process of assessing an offender's criminal risks and needs in order to responsively target areas for treatment and research-based "best practice" approaches to intervention,

B) Adhere to nationally-recognized professional operational standards for corrections, ensuring the safety and security of staff, offenders, institutions, victims and the public,

C) Provide for the professional management of offenders and the professional development and retention of staff; and

D) Develop partnerships with victims, community members, public agencies, and private agencies to better meet the department's mission in a meaningful and cost-effective manner.

The Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) is one of the largest executive branch agencies in Wyoming. WDOC funding is approximately 94% general fund and personnel costs represent the largest portion of spending. The majority of WDOC personnel are located outside Cheyenne at facilities or field offices (e.g. prisons and parole and probation offices).  The average daily population (ADP) for inmates in FY19 was 2,318 and the ADP for offenders under WDOC supervision for probation and parole was 7,101.

Agency Background and Structure

WDOC consists of the following primary divisions and/or functions:

Administration - Investigations, Safety, Budget, Fiscal Management, Human Resources, Employee Assistance Program and Wellness Program, Staff Training Academy, Business Services, and Purchasing/Inventory Control

Quality and Compliance – Substance Abuse Treatment, Research, Health Services, Adult Community Corrections, Policy and Planning, Records, Victim Notification Services, Prison Industries

Field Services Division - Traditional Parole and Probation, Intensive Supervision Probation, Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, Split Sentencing, and Addicted Offender Accountability Act (AOAA)

Prison Management Division - Adult and Vocational Education, Health and Treatment Services, Facilities and Construction Management, Programming and Services, Classification and Housing, and the following institutions:

Wyoming Honor Conservation/Boot Camp, Newcastle
Wyoming Women's Center, Lusk
Wyoming Honor Farm, Riverton
Wyoming State Penitentiary, Rawlins
Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution, Torrington
Casper Re-entry Center Therapeutic Community (CRCTC)
Wyoming County Jails (Contracted Capacity 68)
Scottsbluff County, Nebraska (Contracted Capacity 31)
Tallahatchie County, Mississippi (Contracted Capacity 88)
Adult Community Corrections Centers, Cheyenne, Casper, and Gillette (Contracted Capacity 309)

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