Wyoming Courts Plan Upgrades Funded by Higher Fees
WHEATLAND, Wyo. (AP) — Some Wyoming courtrooms will be getting an upgrade under a plan by state court officials.
A five-year plan includes the earliest upgrades in the northeast corner of the state and the east-central region. The $7 million plan depends on a fee paid by people convicted in criminal cases or placed on probation or those filing probate or civil cases and state Supreme Court petitions.
State lawmakers increased the fee to $25 from $10 last year.
Wyoming Court Administrator Lily Sharpe says the upgrades are the "bare minimum" for modern courtrooms. The changes include new Wi-Fi so courts can use web-based programs and equipment for audio systems and jury rooms.