Low Numbers Plague Johnson Co. Detention

Low numbers of inmates at Johnson County’s Justice Center is still a matter of concern.
Earlier in the year, Commissioner Jim Hicks had expressed hope that structural repairs to the State Penitentiary in Rawlins would fill beds in the local detention center and thereby increase much needed revenue for the county.
However, Sheriff Steve Kozisek reported disappointing incarceration numbers to the Commissioners last week…

Those numbers represent a 50% reduction from four years ago and the Sheriff attributes some of the loss to changes in rules and guidelines that are impacting judicial sentencing of those convicted…

Kozisek also told the Commissioners that the Wyoming Department of Corrections have not made any decisions regarding the structural repairs to the prison and the subsequent transfer of prisoners to local detention centers.


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