Goshen County Sheriff

 

 

 

Welcome to the Goshen County Sheriff's Department website. This website provides you, the citizen, with valuable information related to law enforcement services for Goshen County, Wyoming. You can also contact us for questions, comments, or feedback under the ABOUT tab.

Prisoner Services

Incoming mail must list the full name and address of the sender and the intended receiver. Improperly addressed mail will be returned. The correct address is:

Prisoner's full name
C/O Goshen County Detention Center
2120 East B Street
Torrington, WY  82240

The U.S. Post Office will not accept outgoing mail that contains any drawing on the front of the envelope or mail that contains colored drawings on the back of the envelope.

Prisoner mail is subject to scanning. Incoming mail will be inspected and scanned by deputies to check for contraband, money, escape plans, or writing that may jeopardize the security and order of the facility.

Prisoners may receive written letters and standard photographs. Polaroid photographs, stamps, envelopes, and other forwarded items are not allowed. Mail content must be thoroughly understandable by deputies. Mail or publications containing images or depictions of sexual situations, frontal nudity, or sexual acts are prohibited. In addition, mail cannot contain:

  • Intimidation or harassment
  • Gang-related writings or drawings
  • Messages (codes) that are not easily understood
  • Plans that violate state, local, federal laws, or jail rules
  • Plans to send contraband (such as drugs) into or out of the jail

At the discretion of detention staff, mail or publications containing unauthorized references or material may be refused, confiscated, destroyed, placed in the prisoner's property, or returned to the sender.

Prisoners may receive newspapers, magazines and books, but they must be received directly from a publisher or bookstore. Any subscription material received after a prisoner leaves the jail will not be forwarded. Inmates are prohibited from subscribing to services or ordering merchandise.

Phone calls

Prisoners cannot receive phone calls while in jail. However, most prisoners are allowed to purchase phone time that can be used to make outgoing phone calls.

Money

To add money to a prisoner's account, you may mail it directly to the prisoner or deposit the funds directly to the detention center by stopping by and leaving the money with Central Control.  Personal checks, cash, money orders or bank cashier's checks will be accepted. Receipts are given for the funds.

Prisoners buy a variety of things from the jail commissary: candy, snacks, beverages, writing materials, shoes and clothing, provided they have sufficient funds to pay for what they order.

If a prisoner has no money in his/her commissary account for 72 hours prior to the request for commissary, the jail will supply him/her with necessary personal hygiene items as determined by jail staff. He/she will also receive three stamped envelopes and writing paper each week if they are proven to be indigent.

Do you have other questions? Call the Goshen County Detention Center at (307) 532-5917.