Wyoming has only one type of correctional facility for long-term inmates doing time for crimes they committed within the state: these are called prisons. There are five state prisons in Wyoming. Five of them serve men, and one serves female inmates. Each has a different number of beds and units for varying degrees of custody (ranging from minimum-security to maximum-security).
The Wyoming Department of Corrections is the government agency in charge of all correctional facilities, the supervision of inmates, and the maintenance of all Wyoming state prison inmate records. They have an inmate locator feature on their website so that the general public can conduct a Wyoming state prison inmate search at any time. Their mission statement is: “The Wyoming Department of Corrections contributes to public safety by exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane management, while actively providing offenders opportunities to become law-abiding citizens.”
The Male Facilities
The Female Facility
Interestingly, the state outsources their parole and probation operations. They describe this as: “The department also contracts with three adult community corrections centers (Casper, Cheyenne, and Gillette). WDOC is responsible for the statewide supervision of adult probation and parole offenders with 25 field offices in every county across the state.”
Their primary focus is on:
Along with rehabilitation and confinement, these facilities offer inmates recreation, education, therapies, counseling, substance abuse and mental health treatment, medical services, and other programs aimed at improving them as individuals before releasing them back out into society.
The Wyoming Department of Corrections is overseen by the Director of Corrections and the state Governor. They believe strongly in their vision, and they carry out their mission through the guiding principles of openness, honesty, and integrity.
There are approximately 2,500 inmates in Wyoming state prisons. The majority are between the ages of 20–49. By far, the highest number of inmates in state prison in Wyoming have committed property crimes. After that, the top reasons are larceny, burglary, and violent crimes (like murder, rape, and kidnapping). Aggravated assault is also a prime reason someone ends up in a Wyoming prison.