Albany County Detention Center – Laramie, WY

Albany County Detention Center is in Albany County and is the jail for the county. Are you looking for someone in jail at Albany County Detention Center? This page gives you about anything one might want to know about Albany County Detention Center,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Albany County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Albany County Detention Center
420 Ivinson Ave.
Laramie, WY 82070

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 307-755-3521
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Albany County Detention Center you have to click on their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Albany County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can find information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for is in another jail you can look here: List of all county jails in Wyoming


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Albany County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken off of the Albany County Detention Center website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move into 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 get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Albany County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Albany County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is easy. First, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman may ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Albany County

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Can you tell us tips that could help other people get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, 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 discharge date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitation log as an approved visitor. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so make sure that you visit the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 307-755-3521

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail is opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Albany County Detention Center:

Albany County Detention Center
420 Ivinson Ave.
Laramie, WY 82070

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Albany County Detention Center
420 Ivinson Ave.
Laramie, WY 82070


The Albany County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes often, so you should double check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you through the court system in Albany County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more info on this, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the Wyoming State Bar Association and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents filed during your court case. You are able to access court records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Albany County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember you can request to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are required to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Albany County jail website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Albany County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not get the precise address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access your court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not learn if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Albany County,the Albany County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Albany County jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Albany 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 Albany 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 funds to someone in jail is always changing, so be sure to visit the official Albany County Detention Center site when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Albany County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Albany 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 Albany County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 locked up in Albany County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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