Kane County Jail – Kanab, UT

Kane County Jail is in Kane County, Utah and is the main jail for this county. Know somebody incarcerated at Kane County Jail? This guide will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Kane County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Kane County Jail
971 E Kaneplex Dr
Kanab, UT 84741

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Kane County Jail you will need to go to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Kane County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find the same information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in another county jail you will want to look here: Utah County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one full face and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Kane County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the prisoner’s full name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Kane County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you can’t go out of town.

In most cases, inmates can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Kane County Jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Kane County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is easy. To start with, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID 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 get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any tips that might help other people make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that you think 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 find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items with you, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Kane County Jail are always changing, so you should review the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls could be reduced or totally denied.

The Kane County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Kane County Jail is:

Kane County Jail
971 E Kaneplex Dr
Kanab, UT 84741

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kane County Jail
971 E Kaneplex Dr
Kanab, UT 84741


The mail policy at Kane County Jail changes, so it would be best to check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Kane County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the Utah State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Kane County court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a court case file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records using the internet service, or by going to the Kane County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can request to see your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to access the Kane County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or call the court directly. 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 should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t find the actual address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? 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 account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Kane County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Kane County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have 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 Kane 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 Kane 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 someone in jail at Kane County Jail can change, so we suggest that you check the official website when send money to someone in jail there.

    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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Kane County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kane 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 Kane County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 in Kane County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. CHARLANE R. says:

    I think its inhumane to not have a contact visit with people who are at the Rock bottom.and need to know they are loved still.google what a hug can do then put yourself in their place .no contact with your loved ones. Yes they did a bad thing but so has everybody that’s living .nobody’s perfect but they still deserve to be hugged and held and loved not talk to by a video or a Skype that barely works.

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