Big Horn County Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: May 21, 2024
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 seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is JailATM™. There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

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

Satellite View of Big Horn County Detention Center

You can support your loved ones at Big Horn Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 307-568-9311.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Big Horn County Detention Center so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Big Horn Co Jail is a 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, Basin Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Wyoming here.

The Big Horn County Detention Center, which opened in 2001, can accommodate 86 inmates at any given time. It houses not only Big Horn County inmates but also inmates for the US Marshals of Montana, US Marshals of Wyoming, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Federal inmates are held on contract, with fees negotiated with each agency.

The Detention Center employs 12 full-time POST-certified deputies. The Housing Control section is staffed by four full-time employees, and the kitchen staff includes two full-time cooks responsible for preparing three well-balanced meals per day, serving an average of 5,000 meals per month. Additionally, the jail has a contract with Midway Clinic of Basin to provide on-site nursing and physician visits.

Inmates have access to telephones in their pods through a service provided by Securus Technologies, with some 15-minute calls costing over $10.00. InmateAid offers the same call for $3.15. For details, click here.

To prevent delays, all mail sent to inmates at the Big Horn County Detention Center must follow these guidelines:

- No personal checks; only money orders are accepted.
- Books or magazines require prior approval from the Captain or Lieutenant.
- No newspaper clippings are allowed.
- Cards will be returned if they contain items such as glued materials, metal, plastic, cloth, strings, parchment paper, flowers, glitter, or anything taped to the card.
- No nude or partially nude photos, gang-related content, lipstick, or perfume on letters or envelopes.
- Stamps, blank paper, and envelopes are not allowed.
- Anything detrimental to the facility's security, good order, or discipline is prohibited.
- Mail should not contain correspondence for any other inmate than the one addressed.
- No mail from another detention center or inmate-to-inmate mail is accepted.
- Photos are limited to five.
- Internet printouts and jokes are limited to 10 pages.
- Stickers, inkpad stamps, markers, highlighters, or crayon markings on letters or cards are not allowed.

If any inmate mail violates these rules, all contents will be returned to the sender. All inmate mail must include the full return address of the sender and the inmate’s name. Mail without a return address cannot be returned.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Wyoming. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Big Horn County Detention Center.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at aid@inmateaid.com, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

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.

Visitation Information

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 THAN SIX VISITORS SHOW UP FOR VISITATION, VISITS WILL BE CUT TO 15 MINUTES PER POD.
  • IF YOU VISIT AN INMATE ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VISIT ON SATURDAYS.

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