UPDATE: The Wyoming Department Corrections on Tuesday added more information about the escape of inmate John E. Handy from a Wyoming Honor and Conservation Camp Forestry in in Weston County on Monday.

Here is the update verbatim:

"On the morning of June 5, 2023, three Forestry Work Details left the Wyoming Honor
Conservation Camp (WHCC), two details had ten inmates and a supervisor each and one detail had five inmates and a supervisor to work a forestry work site east of the facility.

"At approximately 2:30 PM yesterday afternoon (6.5.23) the Work Detail Supervisor realized Inmate John E. Handy was not where he was required to be.

"An effort was made to locate him, without success.

"At approximately 3:00 PM the Work Detail Supervisor contacted the facility and reported Inmate Handy was not with his assigned work detail at which point escape procedures were initiated.

"Inmate Handy remains at large.

"Presently, there is a multi-agency effort underway that includes local law enforcement, WDOC staff and tracking teams to recover this individual."


An inmate of the Wyoming Honor and Conservation Camp Forestry crew in Weston County escaped on Monday, June 5, according to a press release from the Wyoming Department of Corrections.

John E. Handy is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds.

Handy was sentenced in Sublette County to five to seven years imprisonment for unlawful manufacture of a Schedule I, II or III Substance (marijuana), according to the news release.

Report sightings of Handy to the Weston County Sheriff's Office at the non-emergency number: 307-746-4441, and push option No. 2.

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