Purgatory Correctional Facility – Hurricane, UT

Purgatory Correctional Facility is located in Washington County, UT and is the main jail for the area. Looking for someone in jail at Purgatory Correctional Facility? This site gives you info about anything related to Purgatory Correctional Facilitysuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Purgatory Correctional Facility mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Washington County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Purgatory Correctional Facility
750 South 5300 West
Hurricane, UT 84737

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 435- 656-6600
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Purgatory Correctional Facility you will need to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Purgatory Correctional Facility Inmate Search has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also find the same information about anyone arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be at a different jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in Utah


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is the photo that the police take during jail intake processing. They take one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Purgatory Correctional Facility inmates are on the website, or you can view them at the Purgatory Correctional Facility. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Purgatory Correctional Facility website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave town.

Usually, prisoners at Purgatory Correctional Facility will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total set in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Purgatory Correctional Facility or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is very simple to do. First, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, 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 Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these 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 thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some basic questions, like your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, it might depend on if you have a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Purgatory Correctional Facility are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official Purgatory Correctional Facility jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 435- 656-6600

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Purgatory Correctional Facility:

Purgatory Correctional Facility
750 South 5300 West
Hurricane, UT 84737

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Purgatory Correctional Facility
750 South 5300 West
Hurricane, UT 84737


The Purgatory Correctional Facility inmate mail policy changes, so we suggest that you check the the Purgatory Correctional Facility website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about this, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the Utah State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Washington County court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the Washington County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Washington County court magistrate is the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are able to request to get your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Washington County jail website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Washington County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Washington County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t find the precise address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and any documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not find out if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Washington County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Washington County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Washington County jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Purgatory Correctional Facility, 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 Purgatory Correctional Facility 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 changes, so it would be best to visit the site before send funds 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Purgatory Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Purgatory Correctional Facility, 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 Purgatory Correctional Facility

    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 an inmate at Purgatory Correctional Facility? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Purgatory Correctional Facility Website
    Purgatory Correctional Facility Inmate Search
    Purgatory Correctional Facility Mugshots
    Purgatory Correctional Facility Bail Amount Link

    Purgatory Correctional Facility Visitation
    Purgatory Correctional Facility Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Purgatory Correctional Facility
    Purgatory Correctional Facility Warrant Inquiry
    Purgatory Correctional Facility Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Purgatory Correctional Facility
    Purgatory Correctional Facility Employment


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