Weston Detention Center – Newcastle, WY

Weston Detention Center is in Weston County, Wyoming and is the correctional facility for the area. Know somebody incarcerated at Weston Detention Center? This page gives you all about anything you might want to know about Weston Detention Center: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer information you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Weston Detention Center
25 N. Sumner Ave.
Newcastle, WY 82701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 307-746-4441
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Weston Detention Center you should navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Weston Detention Center Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find info for anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be in another county jail you should check our guide to other Wyoming jails: List of all jails in Wyoming


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Weston Detention Center inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Weston Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to input their first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Weston Detention Center site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, 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

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might 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 you must agree to be there for your court date, and you can’t leave town.

Typically, a prisoner in the Weston Detention Center will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Weston Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is really easy. To start with, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: 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
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. It also might depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the judge needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should review the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 307-746-4441

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Weston Detention Center, use this address:

Weston Detention Center
25 N. Sumner Ave.
Newcastle, WY 82701

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Weston Detention Center
25 N. Sumner Ave.
Newcastle, WY 82701


The mail policy changes frequently, so double check the official Weston Detention Center site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They contain a file with a docket and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the Weston County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Weston County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are kept and available to you at Weston County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A 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 review when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just just access the Weston County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Weston County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders online, but you should know that you will not be able to see the exact address, just 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 sheet and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to the Weston 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 totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t be able to find out if they has had:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Weston County,the Weston County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Weston County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Weston Detention Center is quite unpleasant, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Weston 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 Weston 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 money to inmates at Weston Detention Center is likely to change, so it would be best to check the site before 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Weston Detention Center

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to talk to someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Weston Detention Center Link
    Weston Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    Weston Detention Center Mugshots
    Weston Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Weston Detention Center Visitation Procedures
    Weston Detention Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Weston Detention Center
    Weston Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Weston Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Weston Detention Center
    Jobs at Weston Detention Center


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