Tooele County Jail – Tooele, UT

Tooele County Jail is in Tooele County, Utah and is the main jail for the region. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Tooele County Jail? This page will tell you all about everything one might want to know about Tooele County Jail,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Tooele County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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

General Information

Address

Tooele County Jail
47 South Main Street
Tooele, UT 84074

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (435) 882-5600
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to locate them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Tooele County Jail you need to visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Tooele County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get info on anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get the information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be at another jail you can check our Utah county jail guide: Utah County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Tooele County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Tooele County Jail. When viewing online you need to put in their legal name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Tooele County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to go to your court date, and until then you can’t travel out of the county.

Usually, prisoners at Tooele County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day after work, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Tooele County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its very simple to do. First, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Tooele County Jail

Have you ever used the services of bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate must decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go, such as your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should check the official Tooele County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Tooele County Jail phone number is: (435) 882-5600

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Tooele County Jail is:

Tooele County Jail
47 South Main Street
Tooele, UT 84074

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Tooele County Jail
47 South Main Street
Tooele, UT 84074


The Tooele County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to double check the official Tooele County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important 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 ask a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the Utah State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records contain a file with a docket and all documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Tooele County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are available at Tooele County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Tooele County magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you can ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out just visit the Tooele County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Tooele County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Tooele County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not get the precise address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime 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 find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Tooele County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Tooele County Jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Tooele 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 Tooele 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 at Tooele County Jail is always changing, so you should double check the the Tooele County Jail website before you send money to an inmate.

    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 Tooele County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Tooele 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 Tooele 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Tooele County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

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

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. Matthew B says:

    I went through book and release process today on a past charge through tooele county. Officers were very cordial and had me in and out quickly. I had a question concerning a $20 booking fee that I do not see listed in the requirements I viewed about the book and release process from the booking section of the prison handbook.com site. Was this a required fee to pay? In the past I went through West Jordan county book and release after holding and was not charged a fee. Does Tooele county have a different code for the book and release process? Please write back to help clarify it for me. I appreciate your prompt response. Thank you

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