Prison Overcrowding: Wyoming

Below is a summary of information including: statistics from Wyoming’s Department of Corrections, an overview of the state’s prison overcrowding dilemma, as well as helpful references and points of contact for those interested in resolving the problem.

Facts and Figures FY 2009

DOC Costs

  •  Annual budget: $122.9 million

DOC Staff and Population

  • Total department active personnel: 1,204
  • Total number of adult correctional institutions: 4 public, 3 private
  • Average daily population: 2,033
  • Prisons compete with private-industry: Yes
  • Population: 6,369

Organization of state divisions, view here.

Overcrowding Quick Facts

  • Due to overcrowded conditions and a lack of inmate bed space in Wyoming correctional facilities, the Wyoming Department of Corrections has contracted with out-of-state correctional facilities
  • Wyoming is currently building a new medium security building in the hopes of relieving overcrowding

Points of Contact

Wyoming Department of Corrections – Main Office
1934 Wyott Drive, Suite 100
Cheyenne, WY  82002
Main: 307-777-7208
Fax: 307-777-7846

Helpful Links

Wyoming Department of Corrections

 See also:

Alaska Prison Overcrowding