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How Are Inmate Records in Wyoming Created and Stored?

Wyoming inmate records are created when someone is first arrested. Then everything that happens to that inmate is documented and kept in the file. The first form is the RAP sheet, which contains the suspect’s name, address, phone number, and physical description. The arresting officer also notes the details of the crime. Once convicted and the offender moves to prison, the inmate records are maintained and kept updated daily. The Wyoming Department of Corrections is the entity in charge of inmate records for the state. They keep them online in a database which is searchable so the general public can perform an inmate search at any time.

How to Find if Someone is in Jail or Prison in Wyoming?

Finding someone located in a Wyoming jail or prison is pretty straightforward. However, the processes are not the same. The Wyoming Department of Corrections has an inmate locator feature on their website. To find someone incarcerated in a state-run prison facility, simply follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit the Wyoming Department of Corrections website .
  2. From the home page, on the left sidebar menu, choose “Offender Locator.”
  3. Once you have the form open, enter either the WDOC number (inmate ID) or their name. You may also narrow your search by age or gender.
  4. Click the “Submit Search” button after entering your criteria.
  5. Review the table of results which show the inmate’s name, gender, age, and status.
  6. Click any row to see additional details for the inmate.

You may also try the Infotracer search tool when looking up inmate records, criminal histories, arrests, warrants, incarcerations, court cases, and more.

What Does Wyoming’s Prison System Look Like?

The Wyoming prison system is relatively simple, with only a few different types of facilities and programs. All state-run facilities and programs are overseen and operated by the Wyoming Department of Corrections and the state Governor. The Wyoming prison system consists of the following items:

  • 5 State Prisons
  • 0 Federal Prisons
  • 13 County Jails
  • 29 Juvenile Detention Centers

Did you Know?

  • 0.41% of people in Wyoming are under correctional control, from which 4,666 are on probation, and 842 are on parole.
  • Every year, about 572 people walk out of prison gates in Wyoming, but people go to jail 1.1 times more each year
  • 88% of prison inmates in Wyoming are male, 12% female.
  • From 1979–80 to 2012–13, state and local government expenditures on corrections in Wyoming increased by 712 percent (from $26,290,128 to $213,416,000).
  • Between 2007 and 2016, the Wyoming prison population increased by 14%

Types of Jails/Prisons in Wyoming

Wyoming has five state prisons that hold felons who have broken state laws. These facilities are run by the Wyoming Department of Corrections. There are no federal prisons on Wyoming soil. However, the state does have twenty-nine juvenile detention facilities to house youth offenders (below the age of 18) and thirteen county jails that hold pretrial detainees and recently arrested suspects.

How Many People are Locked up in Wyoming?

Wyoming’s prison system holds 2,374 residents in various kinds of correctional facilities, from which 2,090 residents are held in state prisons, 6 in federal prisons, 2 in juvenile correctional facilities, and 7 in local jails.

Correctional Facilities: Totals:
Juvenile Correctional Facilities2
Federal Prisons6
State Prisons2,090
Local Jails7
Private Prisons269

Wyoming State Prisons

Wyoming has only five state prisons. One of them is a work-release program aimed at helping transition soon-to-be-released inmates. One of the facilities houses only women. The others serve male inmates and have different units for custody. The list of state prisons in Wyoming consists of:

  • Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp & Wyoming Boot Camp.
  • Wyoming Honor Farm.
  • Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution.
  • Wyoming State Penitentiary.
  • Wyoming Women’s Center.

How to Search for State Prison Inmates

The process for finding someone in a Wyoming state prison is pretty simple because the Wyoming Department of Corrections has an inmate locator feature right on their website. They keep all inmate records in a consolidated database, making it easy to look up a Wyoming state prison inmate. Follow the instructions below to perform an inmate search for someone in Wyoming state prison:

  1. Visit the Wyoming Department of Corrections website .
  2. From the home page, on the left sidebar menu, choose “Offender Locator.”
  3. Once you have the form open, enter either the WDOC number (inmate ID) or their name. You may also narrow your search by age or gender.
  4. Click the “Submit Search” button after entering your criteria.
  5. Review the table of results which show the inmate’s name, gender, age, and status.
  6. Click any row to see additional details for the inmate.

Wyoming County Jails

The state of Wyoming has thirteen county jails. These facilities hold arrested suspects and pretrial detainees from the local area. Each is run by the local county Sheriff’s Office. Some of these law enforcement agencies have websites of their own. The list of county jails in Wyoming includes:

  • Albany County Jail.
  • Campbell County Jail.
  • Converse County Jail.
  • Fremont County Jail.
  • Goshen County Jail.
  • Laramie County Jail.
  • Lincoln County Jail Niobrara County Jail.
  • Park County Jail.
  • Platte County Jail.
  • Sheridan County Jail.
  • Sublette County Jail.
  • Teton County Jail.
  • Uinta County Jail.

Wyoming's County and Local Jail Prison Population During 2011-2016 years

201120122013201420152016
Total94169137
Male93169136
Female010001

How to Search for County Jail Inmates

The process for finding someone in a local county jail in Wyoming is not the same as for state prisoners. This is because all local jails are run and operated by local law enforcement, and therefore, the inmate records are not included in the same database. Therefore, anyone wanting to find an inmate in a local county jail in Wyoming should contact the local Sheriff’s Office or search online. Some Sheriff’s Offices have websites with an inmate listing or search feature.

Wyoming Juvenile Detention Centers

Wyoming has a lot of juvenile detention centers and group homes to serve the at-risk youth population. They have seven secure residential facilities and also contract with group homes, private, and even out-of-state facilities. These types of programs are run by the Wyoming Department of Family Services Division of Juvenile Justice. The list of juvenile detention centers and youth facilities include:

Residential Facilities

  • Cathedral Home.
  • Central Wyoming Counseling Center.
  • Cornerstone.
  • Normative Services.
  • Red Top Meadows.
  • Trinity Teen Solutions.
  • YES House.

Group Homes

  • Adam’s Canyon Crisis.
  • Big Horn Basin Adolescent Programs.
  • Carbon County Youth Crisis Center.
  • Fremont County Group Homes - Boys.
  • Fremont County Group Homes - Girls.
  • Heart Mountain New Beginnings.
  • Henry Resident Wing.
  • Machaseh Children’s Ranch.
  • Northwest Wyoming Treatment Center- Boys.
  • Northwest Wyoming Treatment Center- Girls.
  • Triangle Cross Ranch.
  • True Resident Wing.
  • Van Vleck House.
  • Volunteers of America.
  • WELL-Come House.
  • YES House.
  • Youth Alternatives Home Assoc.
  • Youth Development Services.
  • Youth Home Inc.
  • Youth Home Inc.
  • Laramie Youth Crisis Center.
  • Youth Crisis Center Inc.

Juvenile Population in Custody During 2011-2016 years

201120122013201420152016
Total100102
Male100102
Female000000

How to Search for Juvenile Detention Center Inmates

Searching for a juvenile in a youth detention center online is not possible. Juvenile records are kept sealed until the offender is an adult. At which time, they can petition the court to remove the records completely. However, anyone wishing to find an inmate in a juvenile detention center in Wyoming can contact the Wyoming Department of Family Services Division of Juvenile Justice or the facility directly.

Why are People Incarcerated in Wyoming?

Only 5,400 people are incarcerated in the state of Wyoming. Of that total, less than half (2,500) are in state prison, 1,900 are in local jails, 790 reside in federal prisons outside the state, 180 are in youth detention, 30 are in Indian Country facilities, and 30 are involuntarily committed to mental institutions.

Wyoming’s Incarceration Rate and Statistics

Wyoming’s incarceration rate for year-end 2016 under state prison or local jail jurisdiction per 100,000 population was 406, which is lower than an average incarceration rate by 10%. The number of Wyoming prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 2,374, from which 12% were female prisoners, whereas the number of male prisoners was 2,088 in 2016.

2011201220132014201520162017
Total382379396408414406429
Male666663688706721700742
Female8584919793100103

Where Do Wyoming Inmates Go When They are Released?

The state of Wyoming has only a few state prisons, and only one has a work-camp component. This facility acts somewhat as transitional housing for inmates who will be released soon. It provides them with life-skills and training to prepare for society. Inmates who do not participate in this program will simply return home to family and friends.

How Does Parole Work in Wyoming?

Parole is a privilege given to inmates who have stayed out of trouble while in prison and who have served a portion of their sentence. When the parole board feels they are ready for release, they may grant them parole. Parole is a supervisory program where the inmate must follow strict rules or be returned to prison for the remainder of their sentence.

Parole Population

Type of Parole Entry: Number of Parolees:
State Parole Population: 842
Entries: 691
Exits: 632
Change in 2016: 7%

How Does Someone Get Probation in Wyoming?

Occasionally instead of prison, a judge may order probation for first-time or low-risk offenders. The person may remain free and resume a normal life, but they must also follow some strict regulations. One of which is regular check-ins with their probation officer. If the offender fails to follow the rules, they will immediately go to prison.

Probation Statistics

Type of Parole Entry: Number of Parolees:
State Probation Population: 4,666
Entries: 2,564
Exits: 2,758
Change in 2016: -4%

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