How to Contact an Inmate at Iron County Jail

If one of your loved ones was arrested and is in custody at the Iron County Jail in Cedar City, your family needs an experienced defense attorney right away.  Criminal investigators will try to interrogate your loved one without an attorney present, knowing full well that he or she is probably feeling frightened, overwhelmed, and susceptible to pressure.

Don’t let your loved one face the allegations without legal guidance and protection: call Iron County criminal lawyer Darwin Overson at (801) 758-2287 for a free legal consultation.  Darwin has over 16 years of experience defending Iron County residents faced with serious felony and misdemeanor charges, including assault, DUI, theft, drug crimes, sex crimes, homicide, weapons crimes, and domestic violence. He is available around the clock to make emergency visits to the Iron County Jail.

How Inmate Phone Conversations Work: Creating an Account

Unfortunately, friends and family members are not allowed to call inmates.  However, inmates may place outbound phone calls.

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The jail’s phone system is managed by a company called Securus Technologies, which provides telephone services for many of Utah’s jails.  In order to have phone calls with your loved one, you will need to create an account with Securus.  Getting started is easy.  To set up an account, simply call Securus at (800) 844-6591 and follow the prompts.

Unfortunately, phone calls cost a small fee per minute.  This fee may be smaller or larger depending on where you are calling from and what type of phone service you are using.  The Iron County Jail has no control over the cost of phone calls, as rates are determined by Securus.

Each call may last up to 15 minutes, maximum.  Be forewarned that your call may be recorded.  If you use profanity or discuss anything that violates jail policies, your call will be cut off.  Calls will also be cut off if you attempt to use the following features:

  • Call forwarding
  • Call waiting
  • Conference calls
  • Three-way calls

Phone calls are not allowed during the following hours:

  • 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M., daily
  • 4:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M., daily
  • 9:00 P.M. until the completion of morning inspections, daily

Address and Rules for Sending Mail and Money to the Iron County Jail

Friends and family members may send mail to inmates and detainees at the Iron County Jail, as long as the mail does not violate any of the facility’s rules.  The facility is highly strict about the size, formatting, and content of inmate mail, so it’s important to follow the rules if you want to avoid having your mail returned to sender.  If the violation involves an attempt to send contraband like drugs or a weapon, additional criminal charges could arise.

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Mail to the Iron County Jail should be addressed to:

(Inmate’s Full Name Here)
Iron County Jail
2136 North Main Street
Cedar City, UT 84721

Do not attempt to send your message on notebook or computer paper.  All messages should be written on a metered or pre-stamped postcard.  Postcards cannot measure smaller than 3.5” x 4”, but cannot measure larger than 8.5” x 11”. Please be advised that postcards will be rejected for all of the following reasons:

  • They do not meet the size requirements.
  • They are missing a valid return address.
  • They are any color other than white.
  • They depict gang signs.
  • They are decorated with any materials, including but not limited to makeup, markers, crayons, paint, colored pencils, and stickers.
  • They include photos or drawings.
  • They have been sprayed with cologne or perfume.
  • They have been cut, taped, glued, or otherwise modified from their original shape.

The jail also allows a few items other than postcards, provided they meet certain criteria. You may send the following items to an inmate or detainee at the Iron County Jail:

  • Books — Books must be sent straight to the Iron County Jail from the original seller or distributor (e.g. Amazon). You cannot send a book from your home address.  You may send up to five books at a time, but be advised that inmates are only allowed to possess a maximum of five books at once.
  • Money — The Iron County Jail will accept mailed money orders, government checks, and cashier’s checks. However, in order for money to be accepted, you must write the recipient’s name and the phrase “for deposit only” on the envelope.
    • Any items you attempt to enclose with the check or money order will be destroyed without being delivered to the intended recipient. Do not send any items with the money order or check.

Be forewarned that all and any mail you send will be opened and screened in advance.  For that reason, you should avoid writing anything you would not want jail personnel to read.

Contact a Utah Defense Attorney of Overson & Bugden Who Will Fight for You

If your friend or family member was arrested in Iron County, it is vital that you seek legal representation right away.  Call the law offices of Overson & Bugden at (801) 758-2287 to set up a free legal consultation today.