Sweetwater County Detention Center – Rock Springs, WY

Sweetwater County Detention Center is located in Sweetwater County, WY and is the jail for the region. Do you know someone in jail at Sweetwater County Detention Center? This guide gives you info about everything related to Sweetwater County Detention Center: Find out who’s in jail at Sweetwater County Detention Center? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Sweetwater County Detention Center intake procedures. Sweetwater County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sweetwater County Detention Center
50140 Hwy. 191 S.
Rock Springs, WY 82901

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (307) 352-4900
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to locate them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Sweetwater County Detention Center you will have to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Sweetwater County Detention Center Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info for anyone processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate the information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one is incarcerated at a different jail you can look here, too: Wyoming County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can see them at the Sweetwater County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the person’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Sweetwater County Detention Center website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, 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

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner are given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re 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. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total set in order to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Sweetwater County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Sweetwater County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, like your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring allowed items with you, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should double-check the official Sweetwater County Detention Center jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Sweetwater County Detention Center phone number is: (307) 352-4900

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the staff, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Sweetwater County Detention Center is:

Sweetwater County Detention Center
50140 Hwy. 191 S.
Rock Springs, WY 82901

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sweetwater County Detention Center
50140 Hwy. 191 S.
Rock Springs, WY 82901


The Sweetwater County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to check the official Sweetwater County Detention Center site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system in Sweetwater County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the Wyoming State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your court case are kept at the Sweetwater County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you should query the Sweetwater County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Sweetwater County jail website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Sweetwater County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not get the actual address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Sweetwater County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sweetwater County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Sweetwater County jail is no fun, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater 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 people in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to double check the the Sweetwater County Detention Center website before you send any money.

    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 Sweetwater County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater 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 an inmate at Sweetwater County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Conditions in Sweetwater County Detention Center.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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