Platte County Detention Center – Wheatland, WY

Platte County Detention Center is located in Platte County, Wyoming and is the jail for this county. Looking for somebody locked up in Platte County Detention Center? This site gives you info about everything one might want to know about Platte County Detention Center,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Platte County Detention Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you info you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that would help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Platte County Detention Center
850 Maple Street
Wheatland, WY 82201

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 307-322-2331
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Platte County Detention Center you need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Platte County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also find the same information for anybody booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in another county jail you will want to check our Wyoming county jail guide: List of all jails in Wyoming


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. 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 are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can view them at the Platte County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input their name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Platte County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that day you are required not to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners in the Platte County Detention Center are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they’re 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 go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Platte County Detention Center. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. 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 thankfully, it is really easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Platte County

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must decide on how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitors will go in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Platte County Detention Center visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Platte County Detention Center phone number is: 307-322-2331

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Platte County Detention Center
850 Maple Street
Wheatland, WY 82201

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Platte County Detention Center
850 Maple Street
Wheatland, WY 82201


The mail policy is always changing, so you should double check the the Platte County Detention Center website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in Platte County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney in Platte County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of 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 contain a file with a docket sheet and all documents in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Platte County court magistrate is the judge that rules over your case. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim. Remember you are able to request to receive your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Platte County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Platte County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Platte County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or 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 crime. You are able to view these listings online, but remember that you won’t get the street address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Platte County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t find if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Platte County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Platte County,the Platte County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Platte County jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the daily routine. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After 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 Platte 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 Platte 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 process for sending money to jail inmates is always changing, so it would be best to visit the site before you send funds 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Platte County Detention Center

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

    • 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Write down your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to get in touch with someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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