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(Wyo)-Female Wyo Inmate Headed To Florida "boot camp"

By: John Axtell Posted at: 09/03/2017 11:50 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A female inmate in Wyoming who sued the state over the lack of an alternative "boot camp" prison program for women will be transferred to a similar program in Florida. Taylor Blanchard will enter the Florida program this fall.

     Blanchard was convicted of drug charges with her judge recommending she be placed in a boot camp program where inmates spend much of their time on work and physical activities.

     Wyoming's boot camp, though, is open only to men, so Blanchard filed suit in federal court saying her civil rights were violated on the basis of gender.

    Her attorney says he's pleased that Blanchard will get to enter such a program and hopes other women get the same opportunity.


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