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Project Experience

Location: State of Wyoming
Client: Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC)
P.O. Box 487
Rawlins, Wyoming 82301
Contact: Jay Graybow, President, Board of Directors
Johnathan Schnal, Executive Director
Year Completed: 1999
Project Scope:

The Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) recognized a potential opportunity for the State of Wyoming to locate a state corrections training facility in Rawlins, Wyoming.  CCEDC understood the general advantages of locating a training academy in Rawlins, but wanted to know if the location of such a facility in Rawlins made sense in the context of the Wyoming Department of Correctionís overall training requirements.  PPC was retained by CCEDC to complete a study of WDOC training requirements and the identification of feasible options for locating a state corrections training academy in Wyoming.

The study determined existing and future training requirements for uniformed correctional officers and non-uniformed staff in the Stateís four correctional institutions.  These institutions include the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton, the Wyoming Conservation Camp in Newcastle, and the Wyoming Womenís Center in Lusk.

Representatives from WDOC central office, as well as the wardens and senior training officers at each institution, were interviewed to determine future curriculum requirements for pre-service, FTO, in-service and specialized training, the anticipated number of personnel requiring training, overall program management, qualifications of trainers, and other related program issues. The required number and qualification of WDOC training and administrative staff, as well as facility space requirements, were also determined for a statewide corrections academy.

The study provided recommended several criteria for the selection of a location where future correctional training activities could be located.  Using these criteria, four potential facilities in the State of Wyoming were identified.  Each option was compared in terms of the assets and liabilities each facility offered.

A comparative cost analysis was also made of the four alternate training locations.   The cost analysis considered costs associated with new construction and facility renovation, labor resources, the transportation of trainees, accommodations, meals, as well as annual facility operation and maintenance