Wyoming Inmate Escapes from Wyoming Honor and Conservation Camp in Weston County

Jun 6, 2023 | Featured, Regional News

Cheyenne, Wyo. (RELEASE from WDOC) June 6, 2023 — The Wyoming Department of Corrections has reported that John E. Handy 34320 escaped from Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp Forestry work Crew in Weston County, WY on June 5, 2023.

On the morning of June 5, 2023, three Forestry Work Details left the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp. 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 2:30PM yesterday afternoon 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 3:00PM 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.

Inmate Handy was sentenced to 5 to 7 years in Sublette County, WY for Unlawful Manufacture or Delivery of a Schedule I, II, or III Substance (Marijuana).

Inmate Handy is 5’8″ tall and weighs about 160 pounds.

Please report all sightings of this individual to the Weston County Sheriff’s Office.