Inmate Programs


The various programs are classified as either religious or self-help programs. Of those we offer open and closed programs. Most programs are offered for both, male and female groups.

Closed Programs are self-help programs, sometimes with some religious input. With closed programs we keep track of attendance and if all group requirements are met, the facilitator hands out a certificate of completion to each graduating inmate.

Closed programs are provided with the ability of the facilitator and may not be available every month:

Fresh Start Journaling, with a variety of different journals to discuss/work through.

All About Change, developed by one of our chaplains to see and promote change in self and others.

You have the Power, facilitated by DFS/Safe house staff to inform victims of Domestic Violence.

Open Programs are either self-help or religious programs, where inmates sign up on a weekly basis after their classification process is completed.

The longest running open groups are the AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA groups (Narcotics Anonymous)

Groups. Those volunteer facilitators come from the community and are actively involved with those groups in the various meetings they offer throughout town.

We provide cognitive corrective thinking groups with the Truthought Program principles. Those groups are Relapse Prevention, Anger Management and sometimes Charting A New Course. Every inmate who participates in five groups will receive a certificate of attendance also.

We also offer a wide variety of Bible Studies and Church Services led by different volunteers from different church backgrounds.

Laramie County Detention Center is proud to be an official testing site of the HiSET (formerly GED) education through our local Community College (LCCC). LCCC provides a teacher for classes and staff for the official testing. We do not provide any college level education.

We also offer a Quilting Class to a select few inmates. They learn how to operate a sewing machine and the basics of quilting from two experienced quilters who come in weekly to teach.

All offered programs are voluntarily attended by the inmates, separated by gender. All juveniles (18 years and under) are held at JSC, the Laramie County Juvenile Services Center.

Our volunteers come from all kinds of different backgrounds to provide this service to our community and inmates. It is because of them, the volunteers that we can afford to provide this variety of programs to educate and improve the lives of the inmates. If you are interested, please contact the Inmate Programs Coordinators at 633-4753 or 633-4785 or through email

For any person interested, please complete the application.  The application requires a notary, which we can do for free when you bring the filled-out application into the Sheriff’s Department at 1910 Pioneer Ave, Cheyenne WY 82001

Thank you for your interest,

The Inmate Programs Team

Click here to download a copy of the Welcome Volunteer Handbook(PDF, 328KB)

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