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Big Horn County Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: March 25, 2020
Address
420 C St , Basin, WY 82410
Beds
86
County
Big Horn
Phone
307-568-9311
Fax
307-568-2312
Email
deb.cook@bighorncountywy.gov
Mailing Address
PO Box 47, Basin, WY 82410

Big Horn Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is Securus Tech®, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Big Horn County Detention Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 307-568-9311

The Big Horn County Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 420 C St Basin, WY which is operated locally by the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Big Horn County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Basin Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Big Horn County Detention Center was opened in 2001. The Jail can accommodate 86 inmates at any given time. The Detention Center houses not only Big Horn County inmates, but we hold inmates for the US Marshals of Montana, US Marshals of Wyoming, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Federal inmates are held on contract for a fee that is negotiated with each agency.

The Detention Center employees 12 full time POST certified Deputies. The Housing Control section has 4 full time employees. The kitchen staff of 2 full time cooks that are responsible for the preparation of 3 well-balanced meals per day. These cooks serve an average of 5,000 meals per month.

The Jail has a contract with Midway Clinic of Basin to provide a nurse on-site and a physician visit on site.

Inmate Telephone Service - Inmates have access to telephones in their pods. This service is provided by Securus 800-844-6591. The cost of a 15-minute call is $12.96. InmateAid can get the same call for $3.15. Click here for details.

Inmate Funds - Money may be brought to the jail for inmates. The jail prefers you to bring the funds in a money order, but we will accept cash. No checks will be accepted.

You may also add funds to an inmate’s account via the Internet. You can log on to www.govpaynow.com and follow the instructions for Big Horn County Detention Center in Basin, WY. Our site code # is 5500. You will need to have the inmates ID number and you will get that information from the inmate. The Detention Deputies will not give out any personal information over the telephone

Mail - To prevent delay of your letters or notes to Big Horn County Detention Center Inmates, please follow the following guidelines;

The following are NOT ALLOWED and the mail will be returned to you:

1. No personal checks, only money orders

2. No books or magazines without prior approval from the Capt. or Lt

3. No newspaper clippings.

4. Cards will be returned if they have any of the following items on them:

a. Anything glued, metal, plastic, cloth, strings, parchment paper,

Flowers, glitter, or anything taped to the card,

5. No nude or partial nude photos

6. Anything gang related

7. Lipstick or perfume on the letter or envelope

8. Stamps, blank paper and envelopes are not allowed

9. Anything that threatens or is detrimental to the security, good order or discipline of this facility.

10. Mail shall not contain correspondence for any other inmate than the one it is addressed to.

11. No inmate mail will be received from another detention center. No inmate to inmate mail.

12. Photos are limited to 5.

13. Internet print outs, jokes, etc. are limited to no more than 10 pages.

14. Stickers and inkpad stamps, are not allowed on any letter or card

15. No small pamphlets, no marker, high lighter, or crayon on any letter or card.

If any inmate mail sent to the Big Horn County Detention Center is in violation of the above rules, all contents of the mail will be returned to the sender.

All inmate mail must have the full return address of the sender and the inmate’s name. If mail does not include the return address, the mail cannot be returned to the sender.

Inmate Locator

Big Horn County Detention Center publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Wyoming. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Big Horn County Detention Center and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 307-568-9311.

Registration

  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Big Horn County Jail - VISITATION SCHEDULE

TUESDAYS THURSDAYS SATURDAYS

  • 1:30 PM – T POD 5:30 PM – T POD 12:30 PM – T POD
  • 2:00 PM – Z POD 6:00 PM – Z POD 1:00 PM – Z POD
  • 2:30 PM – Y POD 6:30 PM – Y POD 1:30 PM – Y POD
  • 3:00 PM – X POD 7:00 PM – X POD 2:00 PM – X POD
  • 3:30 PM – M POD 7:30 PM – M POD 2:30 PM – M POD
  • 4:00 PM – F POD 8:00 PM – F POD 3:00 PM – F POD
  • 12:30 PM – J7 POD 8:30 PM – J7 POD 9:00 AM – J7 POD
  • 1:00 PM – J6 POD 9:00 PM – J6 POD 9:30 AM – J6 POD

ALL VISITORS MUST CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE DETENTION CENTER 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE. IF YOU DO NOT CALL 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COME AND VISIT.

ONLY TWO (2) ADULT VISITORS ALLOWED PER INMATE PER VISIT.

ALL VISITORS MUST BE AT THE JAIL AT LEAST 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE SCHEDULED VISITATION TIME.

IF MORE THAT SIX VISITORS SHOW UP FOR VISITATION, VISITS WILL BE CUT TO 15 MINUTES PER POD.

IF YOU VISITED AN INMATE ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS THEN YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VISIT ON SATURDAYS.

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