Grand County Jail – Moab, UT

Grand County Jail is located in Grand County, Utah and is the main correctional facility for that area. Do you know someone locked up at Grand County Jail? This guide tells you information about anything you might want to know about Grand County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Grand County Jail
125 East Center Street
Moab, UT 84532

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to look up who is in jail at Grand County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Grand County Jail Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested, including status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get the same information for anybody processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate the information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be at another jail you should check the other Utah county jails in our Utah County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Utah


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Grand County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input their full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Grand County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, a bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not allowed to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate will be 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 have to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10% of the amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you miss court, that person will lose all of the 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 jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its easy if you have the money. First, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical 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.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 30 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, such as your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitors will be put into the log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so visit the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, phone calls could be reduced or totally denied.

The Grand County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read by the staff, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Grand County Jail is:

Grand County Jail
125 East Center Street
Moab, UT 84532

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Grand County Jail
125 East Center Street
Moab, UT 84532


The Grand County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so you should visit the official Grand County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the legal system in Grand County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a file containing a docket and all of the documents filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Grand County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Grand County court magistrate is the person that presides over your case. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity 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 and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you will have to visit the Grand County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Grand County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see this information online, but you should know that you will not find the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records online, or at the Grand County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t be able to see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Grand 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 serving a jail sentence in Grand County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Grand 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 Grand 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 is always changing, so it would be best to double check the site when you send any funds.

    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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Grand County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Grand 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 Grand 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have 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 been an inmate at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If so, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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