What are Wyoming Inmate Records?
Wyoming inmate records are all the forms, paperwork, photographs, and digital media that follow an offender through the criminal justice system. They might include things like fingerprints, mugshots, arrest warrants, police reports, and even audio and video clips.
These inmate records come from local law enforcement when the offender is first arrested. Then from the courts when they are charged and sentenced. After that, the records come from jail or prison as the inmate is held to complete their sentence.
The Wyoming Department of Corrections is the state agency in charge of all inmates, confinement facilities, and inmate records. They make it easy to find some records, but others may be harder to come by.
Wyoming Prison and Jail System
Wyoming has only five correction facilities in the state. One is a conservation camp and boot camp for low-risk offenders. One is the state penitentiary, and another is a women's prison. They also have a wild horse farm and training academy for inmates and staff.
The state also has a few local jails that hold pretrial inmates and those serving very short sentences (less than one year). These are owned and operated by the county. Local Sheriff's offices usually run them.
There are only 2,500 people in Wyoming state prisons, 1,900 housed in local jails, and another 790 in federal prison in the state.
How to Search for Inmates in Wyoming
The Wyoming Department of Corrections has an inmate locator feature on its website so that the public can find someone incarcerated in the state. You can search by either the WDOC (inmate number) or name, and you can narrow down the search by age or gender.
The search results display in a grid showing the person's name, gender, age, and status. You can click on any row to see additional information. The details will show the inmate's current location with address, projected discharge date, parole eligibility, and details about their crimes.
Types of Jails in Wyoming
How to Contact, Send Money to or Visit an Inmate in Wyoming
Each confinement facility has its own set of rules for visitation. Visiting days and hours vary by location. However, the Wyoming Department of Corrections must approve all visitors, and you will be searched and monitored during visitation.
The WDOC uses AccessCorrections for inmate commissary accounts. They can use their funds to buy snacks and toiletries. Family and friends are encouraged to send money to inmates using the AccessCorrections system. You can do so online, by phone, or in-person at one of their walk-in locations.
Each inmate is allowed a list of approved phone numbers. Once you are on the list, your loved one can call you from prison to stay in touch. Family and friends can provide prepaid phone cards for inmates to use for outgoing only calls.
Inmates are also allowed to email to keep in touch with friends and family. You can send regular mail to your incarcerated loved one. However, all mail must be approved and will be subject to inspection before the inmate receives it.