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About the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution
The Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI) is specifically designed to serve as the main intake and assessment center for male inmates not sentenced to death. It serves as a primary education and treatment center for inmates identified as requiring high levels of protective custody and medical, mental health, dental, substance abuse, life skills, cognitive/behavioral, and/or sex offender treatment services.
Dr. Rick Patterson, a Criminal Justice professor at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington Wyoming, was on sabbatical for the year July 2009 to July 2010. During that time he worked with the WDOC staff and observed the process of opening the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington. He wrote the following articles for the WDOC employee newsletter on his experience.