Duchesne County Jail – Duchesne, UT

Duchesne County Jail is located in Duchesne County and is the correctional facility for this area. Do you know somebody at Duchesne County Jail? This page tells you info about everything a person needs to know about Duchesne County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Duchesne County Jail. How to view Duchesne County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Duchesne County Jail
21554 West 9000 South
Duchesne, UT 84021

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to locate them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Duchesne County Jail you have to go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Duchesne County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can also find info about anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you can check the other Utah county jails in our Utah County Jail Guide: Utah Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Duchesne County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the inmate’s name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Duchesne County Jail site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Usually, an inmate at Duchesne County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to the jail every day after work, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Duchesne County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Duchesne County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s easy. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any things that might help other people that get arrested make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go into the log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the official Duchesne County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.

The Duchesne County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Duchesne County Jail is:

Duchesne County Jail
21554 West 9000 South
Duchesne, UT 84021

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Duchesne County Jail
21554 West 9000 South
Duchesne, UT 84021


The mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to double check the official Duchesne County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find an attorney, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the Utah State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You are able to access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Duchesne County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents relating to your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you can request to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Duchesne County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Duchesne County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders online, but you should know that you won’t see the street address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the Duchesne County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the Duchesne County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not see if they has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Duchesne County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Duchesne County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work 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 Duchesne 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 Duchesne 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 process for sending money to inmates at Duchesne County Jail might change, so visit the the Duchesne 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 Duchesne County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Duchesne 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 Duchesne 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 been incarcerated in this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Duchesne County Jail?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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