Guide to the Utah County Jail

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If one of your loved ones has been incarcerated at the Utah County Jail, it’s important to understand some of the facility’s basic rules, regulations, and policies for matters like in-person visitation, online video visits, and education and rehabilitation programs for inmates.  This guide to the Utah County Jail explains some of the important information family members should know.

To speak privately about your family’s legal options with an experienced criminal defense attorney, call Darwin Overson at (801) 758-2287 for a free consultation.  We handle charges including but not limited to:

  • Drug Crimes
  • Murder
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft
  • Weapons Crimes

Location and Contact Information

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The Utah County Jail is located in Utah County at the following address:

3075 North Main Street
Spanish Fork, UT 84660

You can contact the jail by calling (801) 851-4200.

The voice response system will help guide you through any questions you might have about bail, release dates, court dates, directions, visiting hours, charges, and billing.

Remember: the jail is constantly inundated with phone calls.  You’re probably anxious to get inmate information, but by showing some patience and respect, you’ll get your questions answered that much more quickly and efficiently.  If you’re consistently unable to get the information you need, it can be beneficial to consult with an attorney, as attorneys are often able to speak with jail personnel who are not usually available to the general public.

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Utah County Jail Visitation Hours and Policies

Jail visits are no longer handled by the jail personnel themselves.  Utah County Jail now uses the external Telmate system to schedule inmate visits.  Therefore, you’ll need to set up a Telmate account in order to schedule a visit.  This can be accomplished online or by visiting the jail in person to use a Telmate kiosk.  If you visit the jail in person, remember to bring your state ID or driver’s license.

It is best not to count on scheduling visits at the last minute, as all scheduled visits are subject to a 24-hour waiting period during which the visit must be confirmed by the inmate.  If an inmate does not confirm, you will not be allowed to make the visit.

With some exceptions, Utah County Jail visiting hours are Monday through Friday during the following periods:

  • 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
  • 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
  • 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Inmates are allowed up to two 30-minute visits per week for a total of one hour of visitation time. Each session may be attended by up to three visitors.  You should always be sure to arrive early in case there are any delays, changes, or additional paperwork.

If the jail is too far away for you to travel to in person, you also have the option of scheduling a video visit on your computer or phone.  However, unlike the free in-person visits, you should be aware that video visits cost $12.00 per 30 minutes.

On a final note, there are some general jail visitation policies all visitors should be aware of:

  • Visitors must bring valid photo ID.
  • All visitors aged 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a family member who is at least 21 years old, unless that visitor is the inmate’s spouse.
  • All visitors are subject to a warrants check.
  • All visits are closely supervised and can be ended at the jail’s discretion if there is any inappropriate or unlawful conduct.
  • Even if you are visiting online, you must still follow the jail’s dress code, which prohibits attire like mini-skirts and tube tops.

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Earning Good Time and Reducing a Sentence with Inmate Programs

Utah County Jail offers a variety of educational and rehabilitative programs to help inmates smoothly reintegrate into society upon release.  Furthermore, successful completion of some of these programs earns “Good Time,” meaning the inmate reduces his or her sentence.  Some of Utah County Jail’s inmate programs include:

  • Life Skills — Broken down into the following categories, all of which can earn up to five days of Good Time:
    • Improving Relationships — 15 hours, three weeks.  Covers parenting, marriage, communication, and anger management.
    • Why Try? —  15 hours, three weeks.  Covers managing destructive emotions and behaviors.
    • Bridges — 12 hours, three weeks.  Covers disorders like anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia.
    • Living @ 5 — 15 hours, three weeks.  Covers how to overcome emotional barriers and achieve professional goals.
  • On Unit Drug Treatment Program (OUT)
  • LDS 12-Step Drug Rehab Program
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Contact Our Defense Lawyers for a Free Consultation

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony in Utah County, or if one of your loved ones is serving time as an inmate at Utah County Jail, a criminal defense lawyer can help fight the charges and protect your legal rights.  To set up a free and confidential case evaluation, call attorney Darwin Overson right away at (801) 758-2287.  Our legal team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we are able to make jail visits.

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