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Minor activist 09-20-2017 05:45 PM

Lawsuit over boot camp
 
The suit is on behalf of women trying to get into the program. It's currently only for men.

Quote:

... a man can do six months in boot camp for the same crime that sentences a woman to six or more years in prison
https://www.buzzfeed.com/jtes/women-...oming-wont-let

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Wyoming’s boot camp, formally called the Youthful Offenders Program at the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp, is known widely among public defenders. Open to first-time offenders under 25, the program is made up of “physical training, drill and ceremony, and a paramilitary base program focusing on appearance, life skills, and behavior,” according to the state; about half of those who enter boot camp complete the program successfully.
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, LaBuda called it a “really good program,” one that teaches discipline but also allows inmates to get their GED or drug and alcohol counseling, or sometimes learn a trade. But when the state first offered the program in 1987, it only housed men; that has continued for 30 years. No attorney or judge, to the state or anyone else’s knowledge, has ever tried to place a female client into the boot camp.


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