Wasatch County Jail – Heber City, UT

Wasatch County Jail is in Wasatch County, UT and is the jail for the area. Know somebody incarcerated at Wasatch County Jail? This site gives you information about anything you might want to know about Wasatch County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Wasatch County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could help others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Wasatch County Jail
1361 S. Highway 40
Heber City, UT 84032

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 435-657-1619
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who is in jail at Wasatch County Jail you will have to visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Wasatch County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find the same information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be in a different jail you can look here: Utah County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They take one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can view them at the Wasatch County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in their full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Wasatch County Jail site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, 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, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, inmates will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will have to pay ten percent of the total set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that 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 Wasatch County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Wasatch County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is really easy. First, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. 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 can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer a number of questions, like your full name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take? What was you treatment like? Do you have any things that might help others get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you have a bond amount or if the magistrate must determine your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items with you, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of visitors for the inmate. Every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should check the official Wasatch County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 435-657-1619

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Wasatch County Jail is:

Wasatch County Jail
1361 S. Highway 40
Heber City, UT 84032

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wasatch County Jail
1361 S. Highway 40
Heber City, UT 84032


The Wasatch County Jail mail policy changes often, so it would be best to double check the official Wasatch County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the court system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Wasatch County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Wasatch County court records are a matter of public record. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and every documents filed in the course of your case. You can access your court records with the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Wasatch County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept at the Wasatch County Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Wasatch County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are supposed to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Wasatch County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but keep in mind that you can’t find the precise address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t be able to find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the Wasatch County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wasatch County,the Wasatch County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Wasatch County Jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Wasatch 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 Wasatch County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to someone in jail might change, so we suggest that you review the official website when you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wasatch County Jail

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

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Wasatch County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Wasatch County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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