Salt Lake Metro Jail is located in Salt Lake County, UT and is the main jail for this area. Do you know somebody locked up at Salt Lake Metro Jail? This site gives you all about anything a person needs to know about Salt Lake Metro Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Salt Lake Metro Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Salt Lake Metro Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.
Salt Lake Metro Jail
3415 S. 900 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 801-743-7000
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone in jail and need to locate them?
Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
In order to see who’s in jail at Salt Lake Metro Jail you have to visit their website and do an inmate lookup.
The Salt Lake Metro Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get information on anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or family member could possibly be at another county jail you can check the other Utah county jails in our Utah County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Utah
A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Salt Lake Metro Jail website, or you can see them at the Salt Lake Metro Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in their name, and the arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Salt Lake Metro Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that date you are not allowed to leave the county.
Usually, inmates are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Salt Lake Metro Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t get a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- First, will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail can take between 30 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring required items with you, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.
Inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go in the log for the inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Salt Lake Metro Jail visitation procedures can change, so review the official Salt Lake Metro Jail jail site before you go to visitation.
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 . Calls made in jail are much pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to 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 rules and are disciplined, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
Phone Number: 801-743-7000
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Salt Lake Metro Jail is:
Salt Lake Metro Jail
3415 S. 900 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Salt Lake Metro Jail
3415 S. 900 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
The mail policy at Salt Lake Metro Jail changes frequently, so visit the official Salt Lake Metro Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.
To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: Find a Lawyer
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the Utah State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?
Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a case file with a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Salt Lake County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your case are available at Salt Lake County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
To find this out you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible by the public.
Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Salt Lake 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 both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t discover if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate safety
- Gang activity
- Inmate activities and programs
To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Salt Lake County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of getting locked up in Salt Lake Metro Jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Salt Lake Metro Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Salt Lake Metro 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 process for sending funds to Salt Lake Metro Jail inmates is likely to change, so we suggest that you visit the official Salt Lake Metro Jail site before you send money to an inmate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Salt Lake Metro Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Salt Lake Metro 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.
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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.
Speak Your Mind
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?
If yes, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.
Things you could write in what you write:
Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.
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