Iron County Jail – Cedar City, UT

Iron County Jail is located in Iron County, Utah and is the main correctional facility for that region. Do you know somebody locked up at Iron County Jail? This guide will tell you all about everything a person needs to know about Iron County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Iron County Jail? How to view Iron County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Iron County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Iron County Jail
2132 N Main St
Cedar City, UT 84721

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 435- 867-7555
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to search who is in jail at Iron County Jail you have to click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Iron County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get information for anybody booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in another county jail you will want to look here: List of all county jails in Utah


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can go in person to the Iron County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Iron County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

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

In most cases, a prisoner at Iron County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some questions, like your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take? What was you treatment like? Do you know any secrets that could help other people make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take from 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get released. It also might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell them that think that there is a warrant out 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 so, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring approved items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Iron County Jail are always changing, so you should review the official Iron County Jail jail 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 collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, 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 jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 435- 867-7555

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 print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Iron County Jail is:

Iron County Jail
2132 N Main St
Cedar City, UT 84721

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Iron County Jail
2132 N Main St
Cedar City, UT 84721


The inmate mail policy at Iron County Jail is always changing, so you should double check the the Iron County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the court system in Iron County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on this, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Iron County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Utah State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents filed during your court case. You have the ability to access court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Remember you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records online or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Iron County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Iron County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not be able to see if that person has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Iron County,the Iron County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Iron County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Iron 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 Iron 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 rules for sending money to inmates might change, so it would be best to check the site before you send funds to an inmate 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Iron County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 incarcerated in Iron County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Iron County Jail


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