Goshen County Detention Center – Torrington, WY

Goshen County Detention Center is in Goshen County, Wyoming and is the jail for this region. Do you know somebody locked up at Goshen County Detention Center? This site tells you all about everything a person needs to know about Goshen County Detention Center,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Goshen County Detention Center
2120 East B Street
Torrington, WY 82240

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (307) 532-5917
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To look up who’s in jail at Goshen County Detention Center you will have to navigate to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Goshen County Detention Center Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find information on anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in a different jail you should look here, too: Other County Jails in Wyoming


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one full face and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Goshen County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the inmate’s full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Goshen County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Goshen County Detention Center will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Goshen County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us tips that might help others to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Goshen County Detention Center are always changing, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Goshen County Detention Center phone number is: (307) 532-5917

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Goshen County Detention Center is:

Goshen County Detention Center
2120 East B Street
Torrington, WY 82240

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Goshen County Detention Center
2120 East B Street
Torrington, WY 82240


The Goshen County Detention Center mail policy changes often, so double check the official Goshen County Detention Center site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Goshen County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and every documents in your case. You are able to access court records via the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your case are held at the Goshen County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides over your case in court. They do several different things, like setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to visit the Goshen County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Goshen County court website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not get the precise address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a docket and any documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the Goshen County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find out if they has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Goshen County,the Goshen County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Goshen County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Goshen County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Goshen County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to jail inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the the Goshen County Detention Center website when you send any funds.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Goshen County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Goshen County Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Goshen County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Goshen County Detention Center?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Goshen County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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