Sanpete County Jail – Manti, UT

Sanpete County Jail is located in Sanpete County and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Looking for somebody locked up at Sanpete County Jail? This guide will tell you all about anything you might want to know about Sanpete County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Sanpete County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that could help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Sanpete County Jail
1500 S Hwy 89
Manti, UT 84642

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 435-835-2195
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to find them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Sanpete County Jail you will need to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Sanpete County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Utah jails: Utah County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Sanpete County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Sanpete County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be set by a special judge called a 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 must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates in the Sanpete County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to post 10% of the amount set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court date, that person 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 need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as 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 Sanpete County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Sanpete County Jail

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off 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
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you have a cash bond or if the magistrate has to figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think 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 you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Sanpete County Jail can change, so you should visit the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly 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, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 435-835-2195

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other type of delivery. You must print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Sanpete County Jail:

Sanpete County Jail
1500 S Hwy 89
Manti, UT 84642

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sanpete County Jail
1500 S Hwy 89
Manti, UT 84642


The inmate mail policy at Sanpete County Jail changes, so be sure to review the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the Utah State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Utah.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Sanpete County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Sanpete County magistrate is the person who presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are able to request to receive your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sanpete County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not see the street address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Sanpete County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. Go to the Sanpete County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not see if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sanpete County,The Sheriff’s Department 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

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Sanpete County Jail is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to 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 Sanpete 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 Sanpete 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 procedure to send funds to jail inmates can change, so you should review the official website when you send any money.

    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 Sanpete County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sanpete 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 Sanpete County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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 been a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

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

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Write your message below.

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