Collateral Consequences

Gideon Alert: Wyoming tries 85-90% of all juveniles as adults

BY David Carroll on Monday, July 19, 2010 at 1:06 PM

"Unlike any other state in the nation, Wyoming commonly prosecutes children as criminals, imposing adult sentences for misbehavior more typical of normal adolescence than criminal.  At significant cost to Wyoming taxpayers, children as young as eight years old who get in trouble for such transgressions as smoking at school, drinking at a weekend party, stealing a pack