Natrona County Detention Center – Casper, WY

Natrona County Detention Center is in Natrona County, Wyoming and is the main jail for that county. Are you looking for somebody at Natrona County Detention Center? This page tells you about anything a person needs to know about Natrona County Detention Center,such as: Find an inmate at Natrona County Detention Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that would help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Natrona County Detention Center
115 N. Center St.
Casper, WY 82601

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (307) 235-9200
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To look up who’s in jail at Natrona County Detention Center you should navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Natrona County Detention Center Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also get the same information for anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information faster if you have their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is at a different jail you will want to check the other Wyoming county jails in our Wyoming County Jail Guide: Wyoming County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is a photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Natrona County Detention Center inmates are online, or you can see them at the Natrona County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the person’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Natrona County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail 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 will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay jail each day after work, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to post 10 percent of the total set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Natrona County Detention Center. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Natrona County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Natrona County Detention Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, like your full name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the telephone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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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 can take from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. It also might depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring required items with you, for example your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will go in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Natrona County Detention Center can change, so it would be wise to review the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Natrona County Detention Center phone number is: (307) 235-9200

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the staff, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Natrona County Detention Center is:

Natrona County Detention Center
115 N. Center St.
Casper, WY 82601

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Natrona County Detention Center
115 N. Center St.
Casper, WY 82601


The mail policy changes, so be sure to review the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find a lawyer 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 attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Natrona County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in the case. You have the ability to access your court records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Natrona County court magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should go to the Natrona County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Natrona County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can find these by going to the Natrona County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you can’t get the precise address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Natrona County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not discover if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Natrona County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Natrona County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Natrona 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 Natrona 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 rules for sending money to people in jail could change, so double check the the Natrona County Detention Center website before you send funds to an inmate there.

    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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Natrona County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Natrona 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 Natrona 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 incarcerated in Natrona County Detention Center? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Natrona County Detention Center?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Write about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Natrona County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to find somebody you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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