Garfield County Jail – Panguitch, UT

Garfield County Jail is in Garfield County, UT and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Know somebody at Garfield County Jail? This site will tell you about everything related to Garfield County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Garfield County Jail. How to view Garfield County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Garfield County court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that could help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Garfield County Jail
375 North 700 West
Panguitch, UT 84759

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 435-676-2678
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Garfield County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Garfield County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find info for anyone booked or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information faster if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be at a different jail you can check the other Utah county jails in our Utah County Jail Guide: Utah County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Garfield County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Garfield County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Garfield County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, 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 get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave town.

In most cases, inmates will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order 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% of the amount that was determined in order to get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Garfield County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will usually ask to use assets as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Garfield County

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take? How were you treated? Do you know any things that will help other people that get arrested make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be freed. It also will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring required items with you, like your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Garfield County Jail visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you check the official Garfield County Jail jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden.

Phone Number: 435-676-2678

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail gets opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Garfield County Jail, use this address:

Garfield County Jail
375 North 700 West
Panguitch, UT 84759

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Garfield County Jail
375 North 700 West
Panguitch, UT 84759


The mail policy changes frequently, so check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Garfield County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Utah.

Have you or someone you know had to use a 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 case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the Garfield County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records relating to your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget you can request to have a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Garfield County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Garfield County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not get the actual address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the Garfield County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Garfield County,the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Garfield County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

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

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to inmates changes, so it would be best to double check the official Garfield County Jail site before you send any money.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Garfield County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Garfield 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 Garfield 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 incarcerated at Garfield County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited someone at Garfield County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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