Box Elder County Jail – Brigham City, UT

Box Elder County Jail is located in Box Elder County, UT and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Looking for someone locked up at Box Elder County Jail? This guide will tell you info about everything related to Box Elder County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Box Elder County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Box Elder County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the info you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Box Elder County Jail
52 S 1000 W
Brigham City, UT 84302

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 435-734-3800
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and want to locate them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To search who is in jail at Box Elder County Jail you will have to visit their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Box Elder County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get the same information for anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information more quickly if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be at another county jail you will want to look here, too: Utah Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Box Elder County Jail prisoners are on the Box Elder County Jail website, or you can view them at the Box Elder County Jail. When viewing online you have to input their name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Box Elder County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

In most cases, prisoners in the Box Elder County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total set in order for you to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Box Elder County Jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Box Elder County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Do you have any secrets that could help other people that get arrested make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. It also depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitation log as an Authorized visit. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you check the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are typically pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Box Elder County Jail phone number is: 435-734-3800

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Box Elder County Jail:

Box Elder County Jail
52 S 1000 W
Brigham City, UT 84302

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Box Elder County Jail
52 S 1000 W
Brigham City, UT 84302


The Box Elder County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so double check the the Box Elder County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information on this, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, admitted to the Utah State Bar Association and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Box Elder County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your case are kept and available to you at Box Elder County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Box Elder County magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember you can ask to receive your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

You can just access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Box Elder County jail website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Box Elder County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the actual address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you won’t be able to see if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Box Elder County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Box Elder County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Box Elder County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Box Elder County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to people in jail might change, so you should visit the the Box Elder County Jail website before send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Box Elder County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Box Elder County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Box Elder County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in Box Elder County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Box Elder County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Box Elder County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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