Johnson County Detention Center – Buffalo, WY

Johnson County Detention Center is located in Johnson County, Wyoming and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Looking for someone locked up in Johnson County Detention Center? This page will tell you all about everything you might need to know about Johnson County Detention Center,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Johnson County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Johnson County court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give information that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Johnson County Detention Center
639 Fort Street
Buffalo, WY 82834

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (307) 684-5584
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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, loved one, or friend that is in jail and need to locate them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Johnson County Detention Center you need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Johnson County Detention Center Inmate Search is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find the same information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you can check our Wyoming county jail guide: Wyoming County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found online, or you can view them at the Johnson County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Johnson County Detention Center site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our in-depth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, 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

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, inmates in the Johnson County Detention Center will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was set before you can be released. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Johnson County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is easy. First of all, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Do you know any things that will help other people that get arrested get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put in a Visiting log for the inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
The Johnson County Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so you should review the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Johnson County Detention Center phone number is: (307) 684-5584

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Johnson County Detention Center is:

Johnson County Detention Center
639 Fort Street
Buffalo, WY 82834

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Johnson County Detention Center
639 Fort Street
Buffalo, WY 82834


The Johnson County Detention Center mail policy changes, so we suggest that you check the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the legal system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Johnson County court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a file with a docket and all of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You can access your court records with the Johnson County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Johnson County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Johnson County magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind you are able to ask to receive a copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to get the precise address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Johnson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Johnson County Courthouse and inquire in person, or you can check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not find if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or reckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Johnson County, the Johnson 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 spending time in the Johnson County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Johnson 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 Johnson 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 rules for sending money to jail inmates is always changing, so review the official website before you send money to an inmate.

    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 Johnson County Detention Center

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

    • 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 locked up at Johnson County Detention Center? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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