Public Information and Media Requests

The Wyoming Department of Corrections welcomes inquiries from the media, stakeholders, and the general public.  

Contact:

Mark Horan, Public Information Officer
Wyoming Department of Corrections
1934 Wyott Drive, Suite 100
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-5889     Fax: (307) 777-7476
E-mail:  mark.horan@wyo.gov



Release of Information:

I.  Offender Information. Pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 7-19-106(m), the Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) may release the following information regarding any individual who is or has been committed to the supervision and custody of the department, unless the release of that information could compromise the physical safety of the individual.  Releasable information is limited to:

  • Name and other identifying information;
  • Photograph and physical description;
  • Any conviction for which the individual was committed to supervision or custody of the WDOC;
  • Projected parole eligibility, release and discharge dates;
  • Current location of the individual's supervision or custody.
  • Date of release from the Department's supervision or custody.  

II.  Public Records. Pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 16-4-202 (a), all public records shall be open for inspection by any person at reasonable times, except as specifically provided for. Fees or costs may apply pursuant to the Department's Release of Information policy and Fee Schedule (see below).  

A public record is defined as "Any recorded information maintained by the WDOC, which is not confidential or privileged as defined by Wyoming Statute 16-4-201, Public Records Act, includes offender information authorized for public release."

Examples of WDOC public records that can be released are contracts, information regarding financial transactions involving public property, claims filed against WDOC, certain construction documents, maps, some letters, and records that WDOC is required to keep pursuant to law.

III.  Probation and Parole Records. Pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 7- 13-409, "All information and data obtained in the discharge of official duties by probation and parole agents is privileged information and shall not be disclosed directly or indirectly to anyone other than to the  judge, the department or to others entitled to receive reports unless and until otherwise ' ordered by the judge, board or department."


How to Obtain Offender Information

Information pertaining to specific offenders can be obtained by using the WDOC Offender Locator, or by calling the Wyoming Department of Corrections Central Office (307) 777-7208.   If you know where an offender is incarcerated or under supervision you can contact that institution or probation & parole office directly.  

Certain offender information cannot be released pursuant to State and Federal law or if it could compromise the physical safety of the individual.  Requests must be offender specific. It is not the practice of the department to release comprehensive lists of the WDOC inmate/offender population. 


How to Obtain Agency Information

Requests pertaining to specific correctional facilities (such as tour or interview requests) may be sent to the Public Information Officer or one of the Field Public Information Officers throughout the Department. 

Requests for data, statistical information or public records should be submitted in writing via letter or email to the Public Information Officer.  

Media Requests

Media requests to interview specific staff/inmates/offenders should be submitted to the PIO or FPIO using this form:  WDOC Form 100.1, Media Request and Background Check

Requests are evaluated on a case by case basis with primary consideration given to the safety, security and good order of the facility. It is recommended that interview requests be as specific as possible. In some instances, the department may request that interview questions be provided in advance. 



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Christy Wyler,
Feb 7, 2017, 8:39 AM