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Wyoming environmental agency overcharges first request following adoption of new fee policies

Wyoming environmental agency overcharges first request following adoption of new fee policies

Wyoming’s new records fee policies were recently put to the test when the state’s Department of Environmental Quality were found to have charged over $400 for a request that fell well under the state’s new threshold for charging of electronic records.

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Wyoming jails receive between 25 and 50 percent of inmate phone charges

Wyoming jails receive between 25 and 50 percent of inmate phone charges

As part of a survey being conducted my MuckRock, seven of the state’s 23 county sheriff departments have provided their contracts, offering additional looks into agreements by Turnkey, Telmate, and Securus, one of the country’s largest providers of inmate prison communication services.

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U.S. Marshals hires private prison giant CoreCivic to hold 1,350 prisoners in Mississippi

U.S. Marshals hires private prison giant CoreCivic to hold 1,350 prisoners in Mississippi

Private prison company CoreCivic sees growth in demand from U.S. Marshals Service as part of its forward-moving plan.

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Wyoming prison phone contract remains withheld under "trade secrets" clause

Wyoming prison phone contract remains withheld under “trade secrets” clause

Though contracts are usually subject to disclosure, prison phone company ICSolutions added a provision in Wyoming that is preventing the release of its financial agreement in a state with no administrative appeal option.

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Laramie County, Wyoming withholds prison phone contract under “trade secret” clause

Laramie County, Wyoming withholds prison phone contract under “trade secret” clause

According to the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department in Wyoming, a request for its contract with inmate phone service provider Inmate Calling Solutions (ICSolutions) cannot be made public because the agreement itself is consider a “trade secret.”

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