Sheridan County Detention Center – Sheridan, WY

Sheridan County Detention Center is in Sheridan County and is the correctional facility for the region. Looking for somebody locked up in Sheridan County Detention Center? This site will tell you info about anything you might want to know about Sheridan County Detention Centersuch as the following: Find an inmate at Sheridan County Detention Center. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Sheridan County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that would help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sheridan County Detention Center
54 West 13Th Street
Sheridan, WY 82801

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 307-672-3455
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are?

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

To see who is in jail at Sheridan County Detention Center you should click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Sheridan County Detention Center Inmate Roster has information on people who are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: Wyoming Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Sheridan County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the inmate’s full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Sheridan County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must agree to be in court on your court date, and you will not be permitted to leave town.

Usually, an inmate can earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your crime is. You will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us secrets that will help other people that get arrested to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take between 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, like a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will go into the visitation log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to visit the official Sheridan County Detention Center jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Sheridan County Detention Center phone number is: 307-672-3455

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Sheridan County Detention Center
54 West 13Th Street
Sheridan, WY 82801

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sheridan County Detention Center
54 West 13Th Street
Sheridan, WY 82801


The mail policy changes frequently, so check the the Sheridan County Detention Center website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the Wyoming State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They have a court case file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Sheridan County Clerk of Court is an official part 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 associated with your case are maintained at Sheridan County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Sheridan County court magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind that you can request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

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

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • 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 also 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 Sheridan County court website or call the jail. This requires a 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 a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Sheridan County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed 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 crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to get the actual address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find out if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Sheridan County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sheridan County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Sheridan County Detention Center is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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 inmates might change, so we suggest that you check the official 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Sheridan County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Sheridan County Detention Center?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Sheridan County Detention Center? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Sheridan County Detention Center

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