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WY Trailer Visits Taken

Wyoming penitentiary warden, Duane Shillinger, issued a memorandum to "All Inmates" notifying them that the "Family Visiting Center" would be closed effective April 1, 1995. The warden said he regrets making this difficult decision. The reasons stated in the memo for terminating the trailer visit program are "times and conditions have changed since the program was first implemented. With the increasing population, greater security responsibilities, and limited budget, utilizing employees and other resources to maintain the family visiting program can no longer be justified. Penitentiary employees are now hard pressed just to locate living space for the increasing population."  

A Wyoming prisoner writes that "the real reason is because they want to convert the three trailers into trustee living units."

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