Jail and Inmate Search in Wyoming

The state’s average daily inmate count in prison is 2,434. They also have 1,300 people in county jails. There are another 170 youths in detention centers around the state. WY’s incarceration rate is about one-fifth less than the national average. 47% of the state’s inmates are Black, 22% are American Indian, 15% are Hispanic, and the remainder is White. WY’s Department of Corrections is also responsible for another 4,666 people on probation and 842 on parole. Their total annual budget is $292,000,000. WDOC is committed to safe, secure operations of their facilities along with public safety.

What are Wyoming Jail Records?

Wyoming jail inmate search records are all the paperwork that is filed and kept on each inmate in the prison system. Jail records begin when the person is first arrested, and a RAP sheet is created. They then continue throughout the time that the inmate is incarcerated and beyond into parole visitation. Some examples of Wyoming inmate search records would be arrest warrants, sentencing paperwork, visitor logs, medical examinations, citations for bad behavior, enrollment in prison education programs and a move to a new facility. Everything the prisoner does or happens to them is documented and kept in the online, shared system.

How to Perform Wyoming Inmate Lookup

WY has an offender locator feature on the Department of Corrections website and using a person’s ID, name, age or gender, you can search for someone in prison or jail. Upon searching you will see a list of matching inmates. You can click on each one to see more details including, status, projected discharge date, age, race, gender, hair color, eye color, height, weight, and their offenses and sentencing. You can also use Wyoming inmate records search online to find someone incarcerated in the state.

Creating Public Jail Records

The state Department of Corrections officers and administration keep detailed records on every inmate. They are required by law to document everything and keep it in a system where other law enforcement agencies can share, search or retrieve it. This system helps to manage the vast inmate population and operate correctional facilities smoothly. Keeping these records is part of managing an inmate’s rehabilitation. Some Wyoming prison inmate search record will be online and available to the general public, and some are kept private. Things like mental health evaluations are personal and protected by law.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Wyoming Imprisonment Rate
Wyoming Imprisonment Rate: 408
Prison Population
Prison Population: 2,374
Probation Population
Probation Population: 4,860
Parole Population
Parole Population: 783
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate: Black : White Ratio - 3.5:1 Hispanic : White Ratio - 1.3:1
Juvenile Custody Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000): 296
Disenfranchised Population
Disenfranchised Population: 23,847 (5.33%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Disenfranchised African Americans: 966 (17.18%)
Corrections Expenditures
Corrections Expenditures (in millions): 140

Wyoming Prisoner Statistics by Gender

The number of Wyoming prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 2,374, that saw a 2.1% decrease compared to the previous year. Females made up 12.0% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 2,088 in 2016.

5 States with More Female Prisoners than Wyoming

State Number of Female prisoners

5 States with More Male Prisoners than Wyoming

State Number of Male prisoners
New York48,442

The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years

Number of Male Prisoners
Number of Female Prisoners
Change in Number of Male Prisoners
Change in Number of Female Prisoners

The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016

The prison population of Wyoming is 2,374 inmates, that is 13.9% higher than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Wyoming was in 2015, when the number of prisoners was 2,424 inmates.

Wyoming Parole Population

Wyoming parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 783 people, 189 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 59 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 7.5%.

Paroles per 100.000 population

Parole Total Population in Wyoming

Parole Entries & Exits

Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number


Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents

Increased by

Adults entering parole, by type of entry

Type of Parole Entry Number of Parolees
Mandatory: 0
Discretionary: 615
Reinstatement: 76
Term of supervised release: 0
Other: 0
Unknown or not reported: 0

Wyoming Prisons

The state has 23 county jails and five prisons across the state. They house 2,434 inmates in prison and 1,300 people in jail. Wisconsin’s community corrections system also oversee another 842 inmates who are on parole and 4,666 people on probation. WY’s Department of Corrections operates and maintains its facilities on an annual budget of $292 million with a staff of 1,246. Based on one hundred thousand residents, the state has an overall incarceration rate of 406, a violent crime rate of 244 and a property crime rate of 1,957. The cost to house each inmate for a year is $44,472. WY is committed to community safety and inmate rehabilitation.