San Juan County Jail is in San Juan County and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Know somebody locked up in San Juan County Jail? This page gives you all about anything a person needs to know about San Juan County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressful idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to offer information that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that could help others is welcome.
San Juan County Jail
297 South Main Street
Monticello, UT 84535
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?
Do you know a friend or family member that has 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 San Juan County Jail you should navigate to their website and use the inmate search.
The San Juan County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the inmate you are looking for is at a different jail you can look here: Utah County Jails Directory
A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is made up of one full face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the photos, and they’re on file.
Mugshots of San Juan County Jail inmates can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the San Juan County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the inmate’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the San Juan County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this might 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 you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave town.
Usually, an inmate at San Juan County Jail will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set so you can be released. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the San Juan County Jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the San Juan County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- Firstly, you have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will then be allowed to make a telephone call 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, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be given a jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you have a cash bond or if a magistrate must determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.
The inmate must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put into the visitation log for the inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The San Juan County Jail visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you visit the official San Juan County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. 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 break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
The San Juan County Jail phone number is: 435-587-2237
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You should write the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail is opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at San Juan County Jail, use this address:
San Juan County Jail
297 South Main Street
Monticello, UT 84535
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
San Juan County Jail
297 South Main Street
Monticello, UT 84535
The San Juan County Jail mail policy changes, so it would be best to double check the official San Juan County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.
For more information about how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in San Juan County
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?
All court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and all documents in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the online service, or at the San Juan County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
The magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are able to ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to 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 that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to do your time.
Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?
To do so, just query the San Juan County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the San Juan County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is freely available.
Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t see 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 that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records online, or at the San Juan County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to county courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:
- Drug Possession.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to find out if they have had any moving violations, like:
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- You have the right to protection from the accused.
- You have the right to notification.
- You have the right to attend proceedings.
- You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- You have the right to restitution.
- You have the right to a speedy trial.
- You have 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 jail staff
- Commissary and food
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In San Juan County, the San Juan County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of spending time in the San Juan County jail is no fun, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following 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 San Juan County 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 San Juan 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 money to San Juan County Jail inmates is always changing, so check the the San Juan County Jail website when send funds to someone in jail there.
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
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at San Juan County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the San Juan 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.
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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 been a prisoner at San Juan County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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