How to Contact an Inmate at Davis County Jail

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The Davis County Correctional Facility is commonly referred to as the Davis County Jail.  In addition to housing convicted inmates, the jail is also used to hold pre-trial detainees in custody.  There are a few methods for family, friends, and romantic partners to contact inmates and detainees, but it’s very important to obey the jail’s policies.  If any of your phone or mail communications go against the rules, your loved one could face disciplinary actions and lose their privileges.  In order to avoid these sorts of issues, you should take a few moments to go over the jail’s phone and mail restrictions.

If your family member is in custody at the Davis County Jail, it’s critically important to seek legal representation as soon as possible.  Criminal investigators will waste no time attempting to interrogate your loved one without an attorney present, leaving the detainee extremely vulnerable at a time when they need protection most.

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Don’t wait until it’s already too late: call Davis County defense attorney Darwin Overson at (801) 758-2287 to set up a free consultation or attorney jail visit.  Darwin is prepared to travel to the Davis County Jail on short notice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Rules and Address for Sending Mail to the Davis County Correctional Facility

All mail must be delivered via the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).  Any mail delivered by non-USPS carriers will be turned away.  Mail should be sent to the following address:

(Inmate’s Name/Booking Number Here)
Davis County Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 130
Farmington, UT 84025

Generally speaking, the Davis County Jail allows loved ones to send cards and letters only.  However, a few other types of mail will also be permitted, as long as they comply with the facility’s specifications.  For example, you may send:

  • Books, as long as they are new and come straight to the jail from the retailer (not your house or apartment). You can send up to five books each week.
  • Magazines and newspapers, as long as they are received on a subscription basis through the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Photographs, as long as they are not Polaroids, are no larger than 5” x 7”, and do not depict any subject matter that’s obscene, illegal, pornographic, or gang-related.

When sending mail to the Davis County Jail, you should include your full return address, using your real first and last name, in case there are any delivery issues.  Mail without a return address may be turned away.  You should also use regular lined paper, writing with pencil or plain black ink.

Your mail, including the envelope it comes in, must not contain any of the following items:

  • Additional/extra envelopes
  • Blank paper
  • Glitter/sparkles/confetti
  • Glue
  • Oil marks
  • Paper clips
  • Perfume
  • Sparkly or metallic ink colors
  • Stamps
  • Staples
  • Stickers
  • Tape
  • Water marks

If any of these items are found, the mail will be returned to sender.  Returned mail should be accompanied by a notice explaining why the mail was rejected.

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How to Set Up and Add Funds to a Prepaid Inmate Account for Phone Calls

Inmates and detainees may place, but not receive, phone calls to friends and family.  Unfortunately, phone calls are not free, which means you’ll need to deposit money into your loved one’s account.  He or she can use that money to fund calls, buy items through the commissary, and pay off expenses.

First, however, you’ll need to create the account.  Rather than contacting the jail, you’ll need to go through Securus, the company that handles the jail’s phone system.  You can contact Securus by calling (800) 844-6591.  If you’d like to review any additional information before creating an account, visit Securus’ website at www (dot) securustech (dot) net.

If you have any questions or technical problems, contact Securus using the number above.  A representative should be able to help you resolve the issue.  However, if all else fails, you should be able to obtain a prepaid calling card from the Davis County Sheriff’s Office Commissary.

You can deposit funds into an inmate’s account by:

  • Visiting ezmoneyload (dot) com and following the prompts.
  • Using the 24/7 lobby kiosks at the facility.