Updated-Evidence Based-Cost Effective- Infrastructure Continued

January 24, 2014

programming. Food can be provided by WDOC Industries located at Riverton *community corrections.)
and Rawlins. (See
[Text Box: Location Security level Actual custody Operating capacity Cost per prisoner] Lusk-women's facility                                                                                           Transition to:
medium-low medium                                                                                           low-med-min
low-medium                                                                   (See Lusk Industry)
280- (keep capacity potential)                                                                                     200-300
$47,500-per/$13mil-tot                                                                              $40,000/$7-10.5mil
Having one facility is an advantage when addressing infrastructure concerns. The State can keep operating the prison at current "capacity" while making cost effective adjustments to preexisting lower custody alternatives. However, after alternatives have been fully developed all "available" bed space at Lusk must discontinue to be unnecessarily used.
Location                               Statewide Parole                      Increase Capacity
Security level                                       minimum ----------------------------------------
Actual custody                                    minimum
Operating capacity                       6120/ +400 to +800                   6500 / 7000
Cost per prisoner                        $2,250-per/$14mil-tot                     $2,500/$16-17.5mil
The cost benefit analysis of increasing capacity of parole is quite large. Savings for those who qualify range from $30,000 to $50,000 a year (compare to people unnecessarily housed in medium to high security facilities.) Increased numbers in parole eligibility become possible through training, classification/orientation, technology and an updated risk/needs assessment.
Rawlins has a fairly large kitchen located apart from the high security prison in K-unit (workers unit). This unit could be fixed and expanded to include modular units (which could be built by prisoners) and placed within the high security fence. The kitchen could be updated and expanded to prepare nutritious bulk food ingredients that could be packaged and distributed to all WDOC facilities, to include Kosher for the Jewish and Moslem inmates. If the expansion is large enough, the kitchen could also provide this service to: all Wyoming jails, senior centers, schools, food stamp and "food insecure" programs. The bulk food items could include "Healthy" breads, pastas; waffle-pancake mixes etc... This industry could be used to complement the food industry at the farm in Riverton (see Riverton Farm-Industry). The WDOC could copy the Department of Defense operational guidelines and standards for food handling/preparation which would insure safety.
K-unit is approximately 35 miles away from Elk Mountain; a summer forestry camp could be established there with crews working the area to clear forests affected by pine beetle infestation. These crews could also be trained to clean, build and fix Wyoming parks and trails. The* carpentry shop could build *multi-use modular units with 12) privacy bunk beds to be placed at existing locations for a secure and extremely cost effective alternative. The *Garment shop could be used to make reusable shopping bags-to be sold to Wyoming stores at the same cost of paper or plastic bags- possible subsidies from other state and federal sources.
Continue the Print shop operation located in K-unit.
Certify an updated welding program, use graduates to manufacture and install*cattle guards throughout Wyoming.
Add a forestry program to Rawlins/Elk Mountain and New Castle, (dog trainers Torrington.) Use trained dogs to locate *noxious weeds and then eradicate the weeds. -- 13) Wind Energy-should have enough wind turbines to provide sufficient electricity for each WDOC facility. Use this as an industry that will train prisoners to install and maintain all wind energy components for WDOC Wind Energy Program.
"Tag plant", bring back the license plate/sign shop as an industry.
*Total Rawlins industry trade offs could range from $5-15 million a year + this could increase with imagination. (Mine reclamation?)
Torrington: Industries potential could be limited by 15) focus on programming. Wind energy program should provide enough electricity for facility operations which could include a high electricity dependent industry. Specialized dog training programs. Train dogs for a "noxious weed eradication program." Dogs could