Wyoming Department of Corrections COVID-19 update

The Wyoming Department of Corrections has continued to test inmates and staff in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among inmate populations. 

As of August 13, 2020, the number of active COVID cases (confirmed positives) and recoveries – previously confirmed positives that have been cleared by the Wyoming Department of Health to return to the general inmate population or to work – are as follows:

Wyoming State Penitentiary (WSP) in Rawlins:  

Inmate Population:  18 active cases and 11 recoveries

Staff Population:  5 active cases and 13 recoveries

Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI) in Torrington:  

Inmate Population: 0 active cases and 2 recoveries 

Staff Population:  0 active cases and 3 recoveries 

Wyoming Honor Farm (WHF) in Riverton:  

Inmate Population:  0 positive cases over time

Staff Population:  0 positive cases over time

Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp (WHCC) in Newcastle:  

Inmate Population:  0 positive cases over time

Staff Population:  0 positive cases over time

Wyoming Women’s Center (WWC) in Lusk:  

Inmate Population:  0 positive cases over time

Staff Population:  0 active cases and 1 recovery

According to the press release, testing will take place next week for all inmates and staff at the Wyoming Women’s Center. Once that occurs, all WDOC facilities will have gone through the mandatory testing process at least once. Two full rounds of testing have been conducted at WSP.  

The WDOC is continuing to conduct individual COVID tests as necessary, in accordance with guidelines from the Wyoming Department of Health.  In addition, random testing will be conducted on an on-going basis as a precautionary measure. 



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