Laramie County Sheriff's Office - Inmate Information

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MAIL

Inmates in the Laramie County Detention Center may mail as many letters as they want, provided they can pay for the postage. They can buy stamps, and writing materials through commissary.

Incoming mail is opened, inspected for contraband, and any content that might threaten security.

Mail that does not meet the requirements for acceptance into the facility will be returned to the sender or may be placed in the inmates property.

Examples of some items that are not accepted into the facility are as follows:

  1. Pornographic, personal photographs, or magazine pictures displaying frontal nudity.
  2. Materials that would encourage deviant sexual behavior.
  3. Materials/items promoting violence, or racial discord to include those practiced under the color of religion.
  4. Polaroid photos.
  5. Laminated pictures, or cards.
  6. Stationary items, such as blank paper, stamps or return envelopes.
  7. Lottery tickets/gambling paraphernalia.
  8. Material possessing detailed construction of weapons, explosives, or incendiary devices.
  9. Stickers on envelopes or letters will be cause for rejection, and return to sender.
  10. Materials that would disrupt the operation, security, order, and/or safety of the Detention Facility.
  11. Food, candy, or other perishable items will be returned to sender at the inmate's expense, or if no return address is available, they will be disposed of.
  12. Items that would cause a hostile work environment for employees,
  13. Phone cards.
  14. Lipstick marks or perfume on envelopes.
  15. Shared items.
  16. Mail violating a no contact order.

Mail will be rejected, and may be confiscated, returned to sender, or placed in the inmates property when it contains any of the following:

  1. Threats of criminal activity.
  2. Threats of physical harm against any person.
  3. Threats of blackmail, or extortion.
  4. Plans to move contraband in or out of the facility.
  5. Plans to escape.
  6. Information that if communicated, would constitute a danger to a human being, or a substantial threat to the safety and security of the facility.
  7. Material that creates racial, or ethnic tension within the facility.
  8. A code not understood by staff, any gang related signs, or contents.
  9. Money, checks, a money order from relatives or visitors of other inmates in the custody of the Detention Center.
  10. Photographs showing male, or female nudity.
  11. Any criminally illegal suggestion: methamphetamine recipe, weapons manufacturing, etc.

Mail for inmates in the facility must be addressed as follows:
Inmates full name
Laramie County Detention Facility
1910 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Parcels are generally not accepted. Due to limited storage space the facility seldom accepts additional property items for inmates. Inmate needs may be addressed with items purchased through the facility commissary.

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INCOMING INMATE FUNDS

Family and friends may deposit money in an inmate's cash account by mail, or by coming to the Laramie County Detention Facility. Currency will not be accepted through the mail, it will be returned to sender. Personal checks will not be accepted at any time for placement on inmate accounts, or for the payment of bond.

The following types of deposits are acceptable by mail, or in person at the Detention Facility: U.S. money orders, cashier's checks, certified checks, U.S. government checks, and checks from other corrections/detention facilities.

All incoming bank checks and money orders must have the name of the remitter (person sending the money) written legibly on the front of the monetary instrument. If the name of the person sending the money is not written legibly on the front, the money will be returned to sender. The detention facility does not accept cash for placement on inmate accounts.


A Cashier Machine is located in the outer lobby of the Sheriff'\s Department,for money acceptance to inmate funds, NO CASH OR MONEY ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED AT VISITATION.

Both cash and credit/debit card can be accepted through this machine. There is a transaction fee of $2.75. Cash is accepted in amounts over $5.00. The machine will not accept one dollar bills at all.

To wire money directly to an inmate account, call booking at 307-633-4719 for instructions.

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BONDS

Cash, county, or city bonds will be accepted by the booking office during non-court business hours. Bonds posted at the Laramie County Detention Facility must be in the exact amount required for bond – change is not available. No coins will be accepted for bond. Felony bonds, District bonds, percentage bonds, or cash surety bonds will not be accepted at the Laramie County Detention Facility.

During court business hours, all bonds must be posted at the appropriate court.

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INMATE PROPERTY

Inmate property will only be accepted and/or released between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday (excluding holidays). No property will be accepted or released after these hours, or on weekends.

Inmates sentenced to a state facility must immediately, upon sentencing, make arrangements to have all property removed from the Detention Facility prior to transport to any state institution. Inmates sentenced to state facilities may have property released Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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INMATE VISITATION

Each inmate is allowed only one fifteen (15) minute “first come – first served” visit each visiting day with a maximum of 3 visitors to include children/juveniles on scheduled visitation days.

Visitors must have a valid, government issued photo ID indicating their date of birth. A parent with a valid current identification card must accompany their children during visitation. Juveniles must have a birth certificate and/or juveniles in Junior/Senior High must have a valid identification card if they are visiting their legal parent or guardian. If a juvenile is not visiting their legal parent or guardian, then their legal parent or guardian MUST accompany them.

Visitors with children must control them in the main lobby and visitation areas. Failure to do so may result in denial of visitation privileges.

Extended visits for visitors traveling over 100 miles one (1) way on the day of the visit will be (30) thirty minutes. Extended visits will be limited to no more than one (1) per week with all other visits that week being limited to the 15-minute limit.

Visits will not be split. Visitors may only visit the inmate they signed up to visit.

No one under the influence of alcohol/drugs will be granted a visit.

Inmates released from the Detention Facility must wait 24 hours before being allowed to visit another inmate.

You may communicate only with the inmate you are signed up to visit. You may not attract the attention of other inmates in the pod.

Juveniles under the age of 15 years cannot be left unattended in the lobby. Disruptive behavior by any child will require the parent or guardian, and the child to leave the Detention Facility.

ALL personal property of visitors, including but not limited to: hats, jackets, purses, cell phones, pagers, fingernail clippers, pocket knives, lighters, cigarettes, cameras, and recording devices must secured in lockers provided, or taken out to the visitors automobile.

NO property may be left at the visitation desk, or left unattended in the lobby.

Smoking, eating, and drinking are prohibited in the visitation areas.

Days/Hours:

  • Visitation times and days are: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  Each pod has specific days in which to have visits.  Inmates can have visits only on the days that their pod is scheduled to have visits.


    MON.                TUE.               WED.               THU.               FRI.
    B/E/F                  I/A                J/C/D                I/A/E             J/C/D

  • Visitor Sign-In:

    1. Sign-in for visits will be done in person on visitation day.
    2. Sign-in for visitation will be done on a “first come - first served” basis. Visits may only be scheduled on the day of the visit, and may not be scheduled in advance.
    3. Visitors are discouraged from arriving at the facility earlier than 30 minutes before the visit.
    4. Visitors must sign-in in person at least 15 minutes before the visit. Adults must provide a government photo identification card with a correct home address, and date of birth of bearer. Juveniles in Junior/Senior High must provide a school identification card.

    Visitation Denial: Visits may be denied for any of the following reasons, but not limited to:

    1. Disruptive behavior by either visitor, or inmate.
    2. Use of offensive or inappropriate language.
    3. Visitor appears to be under the influence of any alcohol and/or drugs.
    4. Visitor refuses to show, or does not present proper identification.
    5. Visitor refuses to submit to reasonable security precautions.
    6. Inmate refuses visit.
    7. Contraband (unauthorized items) is detected.
    8. Visitor is wearing provocative, or inappropriate clothing. This includes tank tops, halter-tops, spaghetti strap tops, tube tops, or midriff showing. Shorts must be of appropriate length, and shoes must be worn.
    9. Attempt to provide outdated, altered, or canceled identification.

    No letters, cards, messages, or money will be accepted at the visitation desk. All mail, cards, or messages MUST go through the U.S. Postal Service, using the following address:

    Inmates full name
    Laramie County Detention Facility
    1910 Pioneer Avenue
    Cheyenne, WY 82001

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    PROFESSIONAL VISITS:

    Privileged visitors are attorneys of record, counselors, mental health, medical, etc., requesting to talk to the inmate regarding professional business. Professional visiting hours are 8:00 a.m. through 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. Professional visitors will sign in with Central Control, listing the name and location of all inmates that they will be visiting. After receiving their ID card, all professional visitors will be cleared through the booking officer.

    Professional visitors must present a valid, state issued identification along with valid professional credentials at Central Control prior to being authorized for visitation.

    If you are aware of a specific threat to the personal safety of an inmate of the Laramie County Detention Facility please notify a staff member so that appropriate follow up may be conducted and steps taken to protect the inmate.

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