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Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Wyoming female inmate

February 25, 2018

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a federal lawsuit a female inmate filed against the Wyoming state prison system because it doesn’t offer a rehabilitation program for women.

The suit filed in July by Taylor Blanchard argued that she was unfairly sent to prison despite a judge’s recommendation that she be sent to a “boot camp” style program. Wyoming has a program for men but not for women.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled on Tuesday that Blanchard no longer had standing in the case because she was transferred to a boot camp program in Florida and completed that program in January.

A Department of Corrections spokesman declined to comment on the ruling.

Blanchard’s attorney John Robinson says he plans to appeal the ruling.

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