Wyoming State Penitentiary

Looking for somebody locked up in Wyoming State Penitentiary?  Wyoming State Penitentiary is a correctional facility in the Wyoming state prison system, which is part of the Wyoming Department of Corrections.  This page will tell you all about everything you might need to know about Wyoming State Penitentiary,such as:  How to do a prison inmate search.  Visitation information.  The address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Wyoming State Penitentiary.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Wyoming State Penitentiary
State: Wyoming
DOC: Wyoming Department of Corrections

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the mailing address and street address for Wyoming State Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner there, and be sure to use the street address if you want to know the physical location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below before you mail a letter or package to someone in prison to learn how to properly address the letter or package, and follow the appropriate steps for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t follow the appropriate steps, the package or letter could get sent back.

Wyoming State Penitentiary
2900 South Higley Road 
Rawlins WY, 82301

Street Address / Prison Location


Wyoming State Penitentiary
P.O. Box 400/2900 S. Higley Road 
Rawlins WY, 82301-0400

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 307.328.1441
Fax: 307.328.7464

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings below before you visit an inmate at Wyoming State Penitentiary.

Wyoming State Penitentiary
P.O. Box 400/2900 S. Higley Road 
Rawlins WY, 82301-0400


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Phone Number

Wyoming State Penitentiary prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call an inmate, however, there are some times when it is useful to have the telephone number to the prison.

Wyoming State Penitentiary inmates may be able to make calls with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax your inmate, but there are cases when it might be helpful to know the fax machine number to the facility.


Email Address

This is the primary email for the prison. You can’t contact individuals using this address. If you are going to send an email to an inmate, read the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
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Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to an inmate you must use an specific procedure to make sure that the email gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that you must follow when mailing mail to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then what you sent might not be received.

before you send a letter or package, read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Wyoming State Penitentiary staff will open and read and inspect all incoming general packages and mail. Incoming general packages and mail may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security and safety or monitor problems regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you have to address a package or letter to an inmate at Wyoming State Penitentiary:

Wyoming State Penitentiary
2900 South Higley Road 
Rawlins WY, 82301

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary that was created to provide a bank-like account for inmate funds and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can send money to inmate’s accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners funds through the postal service and must send money to the address below and do so in accordance with the directions provided below:

The deposit has to be in the form of a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, and in this time the prisoner will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that don’t have correct prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash cannot be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently changed to different prison facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to look up what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to find an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Wyoming state prisons: Wyoming State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Wyoming State Penitentiary, be sure that you be aware of the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Wyoming state prison has their own procedures for inmate visitation and they are changed regularly. The information below could be changed by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also read Wyoming State Penitentiary’s website to get the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance officer ensures all visitors sign the prison visitors log upon entering the visitation area and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Picture ID of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo id is OK.

For everything shown below, go to the main Wyoming State Penitentiary website because this information is updated all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Children, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

More information about Wyoming State Penitentiary records coming.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Wyoming State Penitentiary death row will be posted ASAP.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


More information about Wyoming parole will be posted ASAP.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


More information about release procedures to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Section about what life is like at Wyoming State Penitentiary coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A news section coming soon.


A section with photos of Wyoming State Penitentiary will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Wyoming State Penitentiary
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Wyoming State Penitentiary.

If you have any photos of Wyoming State Penitentiary that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a job at a correctional facility? Have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility before?

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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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Family Resources

Info about resources for family members of inmates at Wyoming State Penitentiary coming soon.


Wyoming State Penitentiary history to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Wyoming State Penitentiary inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Wyoming State Prisons: Wyoming State Prisons

Wyoming State Penitentiary Links

Wyoming Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Wyoming State Penitentiary

Have you ever been incarcerated at Wyoming State Penitentiary? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this correctional facility?

If you have, then please tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

Things you might want to put in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are an inmate at Wyoming State Penitentiary, post your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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