Park County Detention Center – Cody, WY

Park County Detention Center is located in Park County, WY and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Know somebody at Park County Detention Center? This site gives you info about everything you might need to know about Park County Detention Center: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Park County court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Park County Detention Center
1402 River View Drive
Cody, WY 82414

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 307-527-8750
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who is in jail at Park County Detention Center you need to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Park County Detention Center Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also get info for anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24-hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find the information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another county jail you will want to check our Wyoming county jail guide: Wyoming County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be in the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Park County Detention Center inmates can be seen on the Park County Detention Center website, or you can go in person to the Park County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input their legal name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Park County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave town.

Typically, an inmate are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total that was set before you can be released. If you miss court, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Park County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Park County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its easy. First of all, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to is you must answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any secrets that will help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as your driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so you should review the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 307-527-8750

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Park County Detention Center
1402 River View Drive
Cody, WY 82414

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Park County Detention Center
1402 River View Drive
Cody, WY 82414


The mail policy can change, so you should visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or relative find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the court system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Park County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records associated with your court case are kept at the Park County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges 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 may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Park County magistrate is the judge who presides over your case. They do a number of different things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you can request to get your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out just visit the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Park County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are 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 these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the street address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at the Park County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t learn if someone had:

  • Speeding or reckless driving.
  • Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must 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? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Park County, the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Park County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Park 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 Park 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 process for sending money to Park County Detention Center inmates is always changing, so double check the the Park County Detention Center website before you send money to an inmate there.

    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 Park County Detention Center

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

    • 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions in Park County Detention Center.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to get in touch with a friend from jail? Write your message below.

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