Platte County WY Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: September 08, 2021
850 Maple St, Wheatland, WY 82201

Platte 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.

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Platte County WY 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: 307-322-2331

The Platte County WY Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 850 Maple St Wheatland, WY which is operated locally by the Platte 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. Platte County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Wheatland Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Detention Division is 92-bed facility that consists of an Administrator, Deputy Administrator and 16 Detention Officers and three kitchen cooks, these positions are filled by civilian personnel. Detention duties consist of taking care of all prisoners incarcerated, transporting prisoners, extraditions of prisoners, and providing a safe and secure detention center. Inmates may make telephone calls direct with money deposited in their trust account/books

Mail Service

Use the following format to send mail to an inmate:

Name of Inmate
850 Maple St.
Wheatland, WY 82201

Some points to consider when sending mail to an inmate:

  • Inmates are not allowed to receive packages.
  • Inmates are allowed to receive greeting cards. However, they will not be able to keep in their possession any of the greeting cards that contain circuit boards.
  • There is no limit on the amount of letters and inmate may receive.
  • Inmates are allowed to purchase paper and prepaid envelopes for return correspondence.
  • All mail sent to inmates is subject to search.

Inmate Locator

Platte County WY 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 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 Platte County WY 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 307-322-2331.


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

Visitation Information

Platte County Detention Center - Visitation

Visitation Schedule

  • Males: Tuesday and Saturday (Sat: With Kids)
  • Females: Wednesday and Sunday (Sun: With Kids)

Visitation runs from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm with breaks from 11:00am to 1:00 pm and again from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. You must check in 15 minutes prior to the time you would like to visit. (example: you want to visit at 9:00 am; you must sign in no later than 8:45 am.) If you sign in any time after the 15 minute till time frame you will still be allowed to visit but not until the next visitation start time. If you should have questions, please contact us.

Special visitation will be on Friday’s from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. To qualify for special visit’s you must live 125 air miles away, have proof of residency (brought with you) and the appointment must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Visitations will be 1 hour in length.

  • All visitors must have a valid state, government or employment issued photo I.D.
  • Only person’s visiting an inmate are allowed in the visiting area. Voices must be kept to an acceptable level, you must remain seated during the visit and children must be controlled by their responsible party (NO PHYSICAL CONTACT VISITS)
  • All visitors under the age of 18 MUST have a parent or legal guardian present with them at all times. Each child must have a birth certificate along with a photo I.D. and/or Social Security card. Legal guardians must have court issued papers with them as well.
  • ONLY money orders, cashier’s checks, white t-shirts and long johns will be accepted through the window or mail. CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS!!!
  • Appropriate clothing must be worn to visit any inmate; no miniskirts, short shorts, tank tops or tub tops. Cell phones are not to be used during visit, if seen your visit will be terminated immediately.
  • All visits are on a first come, first serve. Each inmate is allowed one (1) visit per day with up to 2 adults per visit.
  • No exceptions will be made to these policies and Detention staff reserves the right to ask any visitor to leave the facility.

Long Distance Visitors

Visitors that live more than 125 air miles from Wheatland may make an appointment for a special visit. These visits are available on Friday nights only and between the hours of 5:00 p.m and 10:00 pm. You must request your appointment no less than 24 hours in advance by calling 307-322-2335 during regular office hours. Visitation will be 1 hour in length and visitors are required to provide proof of residency along with a valid state, government or employment issued photo I.D.

About Children

Children may visit an inmate on designated days only. There will be no exceptions. Children are considered to be 18 years or younger. A child must be accompanied by an adult in order to visit. Proof of guardianship must accompany the adult bringing the child for the visit.

A child must have proper identification in order to visit an inmate. This will include and is not limited to a birth certificate, a social security card, a current school identification card, a current driver's license. Be prepared to have as much identification for the child as possible. If proper identification is not available the visit will be denied.

The Platte County Detention Center will not tolerate disobedient children. Visits will immediately cease should the deputies notice unruly children in the reception area.

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