Converse County Detention Center – Douglas, WY

Converse County Detention Center is located in Converse County, WY and is the correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for someone locked up in Converse County Detention Center? This page tells you all about everything you might want to know about Converse County Detention Center: How to locate an inmate at Converse County Detention Center. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Converse County Detention Center
107 N. 5Th Street
Douglas, WY 82633

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 307-358-4700
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To see who’s in jail at Converse County Detention Center you should click on their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Converse County Detention Center Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get info for anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24-hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information fast if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in Wyoming


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Converse County Detention Center inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Converse County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the inmate’s name, and a booking date.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Converse County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you can’t leave the area.

In most cases, inmates are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay ten percent of the total set in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will have to call the jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might request to use assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Get Out 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 each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a number of questions, such as what your legal name is, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a phone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. It also might depend on whether you have a cash bond or if a magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and tell them that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put in a Visiting log for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Converse County Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so you should review the official Converse 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 . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Converse County Detention Center phone number is: 307-358-4700

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and reviewed by staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Converse County Detention Center is:

Converse County Detention Center
107 N. 5Th Street
Douglas, WY 82633

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Converse County Detention Center
107 N. 5Th Street
Douglas, WY 82633


The inmate mail policy at Converse County Detention Center changes, so check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on this, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the Wyoming State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Converse County court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You can access court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Converse County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member or friend is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just just query the Converse County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Converse County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings online, but bear in mind that you won’t see the street address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in your case. You can access your court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Converse County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t see if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Converse County, the Converse County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Converse County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to 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 Converse 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 Converse 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 money to someone in jail can change, so double check the official Converse County Detention Center site 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Converse County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Converse 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 Converse 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 Driver’s 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 locked up at this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Converse County Detention Center?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Send a message to them here.

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