Public Records, Public Information and Media Requests

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

Public Record Requests

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.

To submit a public record request please click here:

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."

For more information, including a list of designated public records persons for government entities as required under statute, you may visit the public records section on the Wyoming Department of Administration & Information website:  Click Here

Public Information and Media Requests

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.  

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. 

Facility or Agency information.  Requests pertaining to specific correctional facilities (such as tour or interview requests) may be sent to one of the WDOC  Field Public Information Officers throughout the Departmentor to the WDOC Public Information Officer listed below.  

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

Media 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. 

Public Information Officer Contact.
  Media inquiries and requests for data, statistics or information related to the overall agency should be submitted to the WDOC Public Information Officer:  

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

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