Sweetwater County Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: April 24, 2023
50140 Hwy 191 S, Rock Springs, WY 82901

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

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Sweetwater 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: 307-352-4900

The Sweetwater County Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 50140 Hwy 191 S Rock Springs, WY which is operated locally by the Sweetwater 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. Sweetwater County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Rock Springs Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The detention section serves at the direction of the detention section captain and detention section lieutenant and is primarly tasked with managing day-to-day operations of the county's only jail - Sweetwater County Detention Center.

Built in 2005, Sweetwater County Detention Center is a state-of-the-art facility housing all persons arrested or incarcerated in Sweetwater County as well as those inmates-in-transit from across the state (and sometimes from across the country). Our facility features a maximum prisoner capacity of over 200 inmates and is one of only four county facilites across the state with a separate juvenile holding facility (which is legally required to house juvenile inmates).

Sweetwater County Detention Center is a large and complex operation staffed by over 50 Sheriff's Office employees including approximately 20 state-certified detention officers, 10 control-room operators (for around-the-clock coverage) and numerous support staff (such as various administrative, transport and medical personnel).

Sweetwater County Detention Center is located at:

50140 US Highway 191 South
Rock Springs WY 82901

To get to the Detention Center, take exit 99 from Interstate 80 onto US Highway 191 South and proceed south 1.4 miles on Hwy 191 (the jail will be on your right).

Contact Us
For more information about Sweetwater County Detention Center, please contact central control by phone at (307) 352-4911 or central booking at (307) 352-4935.

Inmate Locator

Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater 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 307-352-4900.


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

Visitation Information

Sweetwater County Detention Center - Visitation at 50140 Hwy 191 S, Rock Springs, WY

  • Monday 9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday 9am - 6pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm

All visits are non-contact and conducted through a glass partition. This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 307-352-4900 for more information and updates to the current rules and regulations.

Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per day

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