Piute County Jail – Junction, UT

Piute County Jail is in Piute County, UT and is the correctional facility for the county. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Piute County Jail? This page tells you about everything you might want to know about Piute County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Piute County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer info you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and also any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Piute County Jail
550 N Main
Junction, UT 84740

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 435-577-2893
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Piute County Jail you need to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Piute County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information about anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate the information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in another county jail you can look here: Other County Jails in Utah


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Piute County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Piute County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you must not travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates at Piute County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to jail each day after work, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that 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 you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Piute County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s very simple to do. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Piute County

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any things that might help others to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 15 minutes to all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you have a cash bond or if a judge has to decide on the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail, and let them know that believe that there could be 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 there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put into the log for the inmate. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Piute County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so you should review the official jail site before go to the jail 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 usually pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

The Piute County Jail phone number is: 435-577-2893

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Piute County Jail
550 N Main
Junction, UT 84740

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Piute County Jail
550 N Main
Junction, UT 84740


The Piute County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you double check the official Piute County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the Piute County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Piute County court magistrate is the judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could get a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just just access the Piute County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records online or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Piute County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed 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 bear in mind that you will not see the exact address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Piute County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to 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 crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not see if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Piute County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Piute County Jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work 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 Piute 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 Piute 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 funds to jail inmates could change, so double check the site before 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Piute County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Piute 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 Piute 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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