Mead’s Budget Would Restore Drug/Alcohol Treatment Funding in Prisons

State Senator Dave Kinskey praised Governor Mead in budgeting restoration of funding for drug and alcohol in the state’s prison system.

Significant cuts were made to the Department of Corrections treatment programs in last year’s legislative session and the Governor’s budget is calling for some of those cuts to be restored…

The hope implied in the Governor’s plan to restore some of those cuts is a continued reduction in the state’s recidivism rate which according to Kinskey is one of the best in the nation…

The current costs for incarcerating a Wyoming inmate is nearly $50 per day.

Drug and alcohol treatment funding is just one of the many issues that will be debated during next year’s legislative budget session in February.