Utah County Security Center – Spanish Fork, UT

Utah County Security Center is in Utah County and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Looking for someone locked up at Utah County Security Center? This site will tell you all about everything a person needs to know about Utah County Security Center,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Utah County Security Center intake procedures. Utah County court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information and tips that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Utah County Security Center
3075 North Main
Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 801-851-4200
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To see who’s in jail at Utah County Security Center you will have to go to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Utah County Security Center Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find information for anyone processed or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another jail you will want to check our Utah county jail guide: Utah Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re stored.

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Mugshotes of Utah County Security Center prisoners can be found online, or you can go in person to the Utah County Security Center. When viewing online you will have to enter the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Utah County Security Center website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might 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 released from jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until then you are not allowed to leave the area.

Typically, prisoners in the Utah County Security Center will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Utah County Security Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Utah County Security Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get released. Also, it will depend on if you have a cash bond or if the magistrate has to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitation log as an approved visitor. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Utah County Security Center visitation procedures change often, so double-check the jail site before you go.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

The Utah County Security Center phone number is: 801-851-4200

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You have to write the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Utah County Security Center, use this address:

Utah County Security Center
3075 North Main
Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Utah County Security Center
3075 North Main
Spanish Fork, UT 84660


The inmate mail policy at Utah County Security Center changes frequently, so you should visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the Utah State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a file containing a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or at the Utah County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your case are held at the Utah County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. They do different functions, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you should request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be 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 in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you need to query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Utah County jail website or call the court directly. You have to have their 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, you will be 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 you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the actual address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search 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 Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not be able to find out if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the Utah County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Utah County,the Utah County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Utah County jail is no fun, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 Utah County Security Center, 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 Utah County Security Center 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 people in jail is always changing, so it would be best to review the official website when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Utah County Security Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Utah County Security Center, 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 Utah County Security Center

    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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Utah County Security Center.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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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? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

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  1. Jane says:

    I noticed some things that I believe are inaccurate here. Most people DO NOT gain work experience or work all day and there is not a roll call, actually called “head count,” 3 times a day. Most people pace all day like caged animals or try to find ways to keep from losing their mind, while passing the time. There really isn’t much to do and there certainly isn’t any real training. When you leave, getting a job is limited at best, depending on your charges. Head count is done at 6am and 6pm daily.

    The information here and at the official website, glorify what the real experience is like. Also, it says here that you are allowed to take prescribed medication. That is a partial truth. Medications that the jail feels isn’t needed or may make you “feel good” are not allowed. So if you have chronic pain, expect to suffer. If you cry about the chronic pain, expect to be put on suicide watch, which means to be stripped of all of your clothing so you don’t hurt yourself. And to be locked out of the shower too. No crying, you must control your emotions. I wasn’t not put on suicide watch, I was able to control it, barely.

    I felt like I was right back in my abusive marriage again. I had to control my emotions, I had to watch every action, I had to jump when I was told to jump. Jail shouldn’t be a picnic. And it wasn’t. But I do resent it be portray like it’s more humane than an animal shelter. I have my doubts. Even a suffering animal is usually cared for. Suffering humans are expected to stifle the tears and endure the pain. In and out of jail. But especially in jail. It’s best to just stay out of this place.

    It certainly doesn’t correct any problems. Since people have to pay-to-stay, in this privately own facility (from what I hear its’ privately owned). Then it would be nice if there was group or some such solution for those that come in on drugs and other addictions. Theft, violence, and most other offenses could be considered a type of addiction as well. So people being released may have tools to help themselves stay out. but if someone is turning a profit from people returning, I don’t see this being offered. I can imagine it would be more affordable as a group to get therapy. But I can also imagine, someone may have reason to refuse helping the inmates recover. It’s sad when incarceration is so profitable a business that anyone would hope for another to fail.

    I personally, hope any and all of my neighbors that need help, can all recover from their addictions and become productive members of society in the future. We have such a lovely community here. I personally have found help I needed (not drugs but I had behavior problems) and it’s been a while and I still get treatment even though I probably don’t need it any more. Because I never want to see the inside of that jail again. 5 days was more than enough.

  2. Lynn says:

    My son went into Utah County Jail for a 6 month sentence. He was first placed in the ‘Annex’ which is the ‘clearing house’ for inmates. (BTW, ‘inmates’ are in jail: ‘prisoners’ are in prison). He was then placed in Canyons 2, a newer block that had just opened up.
    He was joking around with some of the other guys, even the deputy was laughing at what they were saying, and one of the guys snitched that they were saying and behaving improperly. Unfortunately, the deputies took the 4 of them after 9 pm, read them what their infractions were, and by 2 am asked them if they wanted a hearing where they could call people to speak on their behalf. At 2 am, do you REALLY want to deal with this? So the 4 of them were put in Canyons 1 aka solitary.
    Solitary is exactly like you’ve basically heard: 23 hours in a 6×12 cell with only what you bring in with you from Canyons 2. My son was told that it would be about 5 days or so before he’d be let out of solitary…he ended up spending the rest of his sentence there, for 2 1/2 months. You can’t imagine NOT having any interaction, conversation, even seeing another person. Your meals get slid through a slot in the door. Solitary is also where they put some of the mental cases that are waiting for a spot to open up at the University mental hospital and who aren’t too ‘out there’.
    You have to ask permission at the beginning of the day to take a shower, use the phone, get an e=communication from the kiosk, etc. You had to ask permission for everything. He was allowed a shower every other day.
    My son was VERY lucky-he had visitors at least 2x a week, lots of letters, he could make phone calls collect (if we set up our cell phones to accept them), we sent him books, I sent him word searches and crosswords, and he could get e-communications where I would type a message to him and he could write a message to me and they’d scan it and send it. Cost was 50 cents each way.
    I could also put money into his account via one of three websites. I preferred http://www.mycarepack.com because I could order him certain things from the commissary such as soap, shampoo, a comb, deodorant, phone cards, pencils and paper, etc. In solitary, what could be ordered was VERY limited, i.e. he couldn’t order extra food or sodas as he could in Canyons 2. He was hungry most of the time.
    When he went into jail, he was on depression medication, and after getting in solitary he got even more depressed. He did get his depression medication regularly because it had been prescribed by his psychiatrist. He put in a request to see the jail psychiatrist to help with his nightmares and depression, and finally got to see the psych after 2 MONTHS.
    The first 3-4 weeks he was depressed, heartsick, just really bad. After a month, he started getting used to it; he called it a ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ in the hole. Solitary is actually called SHU, or Solitary Housing Unit.
    The floor is cement, the walls are cement, he didn’t have a window, he had one small cement seat (like those cement poles you see keeping cars from going forward in parking lots, except shorter) and a small triangular flat cement piece that could be used for a desk. He was lucky in that he could buy a pillow.
    He was allowed to get medication if he needed it i.e. excedrin or tylenol. One night he had a raging toothache and asked for some pills. He got some for his toothache. The dentist came more regularly than the psych.
    The social worker who came to see him and see how he was doing didn’t seem to even listen to him, how he was told he could get out within 5 days then was told he could end up in Canyons 1 for the rest of his stay. (which is what happened)
    The jail (or rather, the Commissary, which I don’t know if it is REALLY a part of the jail system or rather an outside vendor which provides items to the inmates and give the jail a cut) charges for everything-paper, pencils, envelopes, etc. If you’re indigent, I guess you get a couple of sheets of paper and an envelope once a week.
    If visitors came, he would be in a booth on a phone with a camera on him and visitors could talk on their end and see him on a monitor. It’s not like you can see him through a pane of glass and be on a phone.
    Inside Canyons 1, it wasn’t as most people are led to believe i.e. beatings, sadistic deputies, punishments for every little thing. The deputies were really quite neutral and just did their job. He would say, “Good Morning, Deputy” and they finally would answer back, ‘How you doin’”, once they knew he was following the rules to the letter and not being even a low risk inmate, but rather a ‘no’ risk inmate.
    When he went into Solitary I was appalled at what he was going through so I contacted a watchdog kind of organization to report to them what he was experiencing. I also told him to keep a journal and write his experiences. With the journal and his e-communications, I can get a pretty good idea of how he felt. In the first few weeks, I was really scared for him, how he felt, how alone and frustrated he was, especially that 2 of the 4 of them were allowed back into Canyons 2.
    Probably more to come, but that’s all I can remember off the top of my head at midnight.

  3. Niki says:

    My husband, now ex-husband was an inmate at the jail for seven months and before that he was picked up almost once a month staying one or two days. We have three children, I have been caring for by myself for over a year without any state or goverment help, I have refused help from my family and the church. As far as my husbands family, the kids and I have not heard a word from them. I work 52 hours a week to support our basic needs. Our oldest son has been struggling with his father leaving and been in trouble with the law himself, his therapy costed me four hundred dollars.
    My husband was arrested with an injury to his eye that was from a fight he was in BEFORE his arrest. Law enforcement took him to the Emergency Room for treatment with ended up with him having surgery, twice while being in the jail. Law Enforcement paid his bill which I have proof of. My husband also received therapy for his addiction and a anger management class with was ordered from the courts. He also said he got to work in the kitchen making some money he told his children. Also told them the time him and another inmate was smoking bannana pills in the kitchen while they were working. Oh and he got to eat whatever he wanted.
    I guess the children and I feel a little cheated. Their father had his health care needs met, the chance to get help with his addiction, and all the food he wanted. While I have been struggling providing the basic needs for our children.
    I understand how difficult staying in jail might be, but it is nothing like the living hell our children and I have been through.

  4. Maddy says:

    I recently had the pleasure of meeting Sgt. Farley and the rest of the crew that worked at the Hotel UT County and was quite impressed with their kindness, attention to detail and the overall cleanliness and quality of the facility which I was fortunate enough to have arrived at during my time of distress and re-direction. The staff exhibited an unusal amount of kindness when it comes to hotels of this calibre, and I have nothing but kind words to describe my visit there.
    I am also planning on returning, and honestly expect even better treatment the next time around; as from what the reviews for the hotel have mentioned, this staff is truly caring and kind when it comes to the hospitality they provide for their guests.

    The hospitality I enjoyed during my brief visit included: food that reminded me of good old fashioned home-cooking and the meals that were made available were served in timely fashion. The rooms were clean and the staff well groomed and since I plan to return for a short vacation within the next couple of months, I can only say that I look forward to my next visit. Although the location for me is a little bit out of the way, I am confident there will be no problem scheduling transportation as this 5 star organization often provides transportation included in their vacation packages.

    High quality, high calibre accomodations at a good value for what you get and you could even let the experience change your life should you be so inclined to do so.

    Thanks Sgt. Farley for all you do for everyone you meet. You are one of a kind, truly set a fine example and are a true gentleman. UT County is lucky to have you on their team.

    Kind regards,

    Mads

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