Uintah County Jail – Vernal, UT

Uintah County Jail is located in Uintah County, UT and is the correctional facility for this region. Are you looking for someone in jail at Uintah County Jail? This site gives you all about everything related to Uintah County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Uintah County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Uintah County Jail
200 E 600 S
Vernal, UT 84078

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (435) 789-2511
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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 want to locate them?

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

To see who is in jail at Uintah County Jail you need to go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Uintah County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can find info on anybody processed or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information fast if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another jail you will want to check the other Utah county jails in our Utah County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Utah


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Uintah County Jail prisoners can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Uintah County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter the full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Uintah County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many 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

Naturally, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might 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 do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Usually, a prisoner are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to go back to jail each day after work, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay ten percent of the total set so you are able to be released. If you miss your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Uintah County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Uintah County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take checks. Once you have paid the 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 the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman may use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate has to figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Uintah County Jail visitation procedures change often, so double-check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (435) 789-2511

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You should print the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Uintah County Jail is:

Uintah County Jail
200 E 600 S
Vernal, UT 84078

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Uintah County Jail
200 E 600 S
Vernal, UT 84078


The Uintah County Jail mail policy changes, so be sure to visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have 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 when you call them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Utah.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a court case file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Uintah County court magistrate is the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you can request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can just access the Uintah County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Uintah County court website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Uintah County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t see the exact address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Uintah County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the Uintah County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t see if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Uintah County Jail is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Uintah 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 Uintah 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 money to jail inmates is always changing, so double check the official Uintah County Jail site when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Uintah County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Uintah 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 Uintah 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 Uintah County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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