Lincoln County Jail – Kemmerer, WY

Lincoln County Jail is located in Lincoln County, WY and is the main jail for this county. Looking for somebody locked up at Lincoln County Jail? This page gives you about anything one might want to know about Lincoln County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Lincoln County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, 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 all the information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lincoln County Jail
1032 Beech Ave.
Kemmerer, WY 83101

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 307-877-3971
Fax:

Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Lincoln County Jail you will need to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Lincoln County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get the same information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be in another jail you should check our Wyoming county jail guide: List of all county jails in Wyoming


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Lincoln County Jail prisoners can be found on the Lincoln County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Lincoln County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the prisoner’s full name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Lincoln County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to be released. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail 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 will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is really easy. First, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released 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 jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some questions, such as your legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us tips that will help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge has to decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items with you, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go in a Visiting log for the inmate. Each visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so double-check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

The Lincoln County Jail phone number is: 307-877-3971

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should write the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Lincoln County Jail:

Lincoln County Jail
1032 Beech Ave.
Kemmerer, WY 83101

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lincoln County Jail
1032 Beech Ave.
Kemmerer, WY 83101


The inmate mail policy at Lincoln County Jail is always changing, so you should double check the the Lincoln County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Lincoln County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Wyoming.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Lincoln County court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file containing a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the Lincoln County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Lincoln County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have 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 that presides over your case. They do different functions, like determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to see your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get 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, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Lincoln County court website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not find the street address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the Lincoln County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime 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 any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t learn if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the Lincoln County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Lincoln County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Lincoln County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Lincoln County Jail, 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 Lincoln County Jail 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 process for sending money to jail inmates might change, so we suggest that you check the site 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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lincoln County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lincoln County Jail, 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 Lincoln County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Lincoln County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions in Lincoln County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Lincoln County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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