Utah County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: August 03, 2023
3075 N Main St, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Utah County Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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You can support your loved ones at Utah County Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 801-851-4210.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work here so that you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Utah County Jail is a detention center located at 3075 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT which is operated locally by the Utah County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Utah County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Spanish Fork Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Utah here.

The Sheriff of Utah County is responsible for protecting the citizens of Utah County by providing a secure holding facility for persons legally confined in the county. The Utah County Jail will protect the public by providing a secure, humane environment for the incarceration of those persons accused or convicted of violating the law.


The mission of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office Housing Division is to serve the members of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office and all citizens of Utah County by professionally housing individuals awaiting court hearings or those individuals sentenced to be incarcerated. The Utah County Jail will protect the public by providing a secure, humane environment for the incarceration of those persons accused or convicted of violating the law.

It is the philosophy of the Sheriff and his staff:

  1. Incarceration is punishment, in and of itself.
  2. All inmates and staff will be held accountable for their actions.

To meet the standards set forth in the mission statement, the Utah County Jail will:

  1. Create a positive atmosphere and environment where inmates have the opportunity to learn and change in preparation for reintegration into society;
  2. Employ qualified, professional staff, and provide them with continuous training; and
  3. Provide cost-effective inmate programming covering a variety of critical issues which affect the occurrence of crime.

Additionally, the Housing Division staff will provide those individuals incarcerated in jail the tools to enter back into society and become a productive member of the community. This is done through programs, direction, consistency and consequences. We will strive to serve the Sheriff’s Office with high performance, dignity, honesty and integrity.

The Utah County Jail Housing Division utilizes direct supervision of inmates and strives to correct behavior and actions before returning incarcerated individuals back into society.

The principles of direct supervision are:

1. Effective Control
2. Effective Supervision
3. Competent Staff
4. Safety of Staff and Inmates
5. Manageable and Cost Effective
6. Effective Communication
7. Classification and Orientation
8. Justice and Fairness
9. Ownership

Direct Supervision is based primarily upon an individual’s behavior and compliance with established rules within the jail institution. Privileges can be earned based on an individual’s compliance with jail rules and expectations.

The facility's average daily population of pre-sentenced and sentenced inmates is approximately 942, with security levels ranging from low too high. The Utah County Jail has a current total capacity to house 1092 inmates. The inmate housing area consists of seven housing units for female inmates and fifteen housing units for male inmates. All Housing units consist of concrete modules consisting of dormitory-style living quarters or cell style living quarters. Each housing area has access to an exercise yard.

The Utah County Jail offers inmates access to inmate phone services, religious services, school programs, substance abuse meetings, medical services, inmate services, canteen/commissary services and visitation.

The Utah County Jail Housing Division consists of two Housing Division Lieutenants, eight Housing Division Sergeants, eighty-two Housing Division Deputies and fourteen Housing Division Civilian staff with an annual operating budget of approximately eight million seven hundred thousand dollars.

Helpful Information:

Good time is calculated by not only good behavior, but also by the participation in programs. Booking cannot calculate good time, so please don’t ask. Working in the jail may help them to accrue more good time. Usually at a rate of 10 days per month, whereas no participation will only earn five days per month.

Inmate Visitation It usually takes 3-5 business days for inmates to be eligible for visitation. If you want to schedule a visit, please review the information above.

Our standard release time for anyone who has been to court that day is at 3:15 in the afternoon. We ask the public to wait until that time before they come down to pick them up, this gives us enough time to process the paperwork after the prisoner returns to jail from court.

If you are bailing out a friend or family member, you may use a credit card for this process. Keep in mind that there will be an additional charge for the transaction. We cannot take credit card payments over the phone. We must have the exact amount we tell you, no loose change, and no personal checks will be accepted. Cashiers checks and money orders must be made out to “ The Utah County Jail”.

The Out Program is a thirty-day program. It usually takes about two weeks to get a spot in the program. During this time they participate in classes and can be evaluated by the out program staff for eligibility and placement at foothill.

Jail Industries are for inmates in custody. They are transported to various business locations throughout the county.

■ We as a general rule do not accept the term “warrant recalled” to release anyone from jail. As the warrant could be recalled for several different reasons, we need the paperwork to state “released by the judge” or “ROR”.

■ We will transport inmates to prison as soon as we have the transport orders from the court of jurisdiction.

■ If you are calling about a family member or friend, you must have their full name for us to locate them in the booking system.

We don’t give out court dates. You can call the court of jurisdiction for that information.

We won’t pass messages to inmates. They can communicate by phone or letters to family and friends.

Jail Programs

Inmate programs in the jail are a critical element in accomplishing the mission of the facility, which includes a philosophy of providing for the reintegration of inmates into society. These programs include computer labs for self-paced learning in the full range of classes leading to a high school diploma or equivalent. Additionally, there is an aggressive partnership between the jail and Nebo School District for the assignment of a high school teacher to teach in-house courses for inmates in the jail. Special emphasis is on adult literacy, GED, substance abuse counseling, religious services, library services, and recreation.

What is important for the public to know about programs offered to the inmates while they are incarcerated in the Utah County Jail, is that these programs are provided at no cost to the public. Money is generated from the “inmate telephone systems” and the inmates are paying for the programs offered to them while they are incarcerated. We have 7 part-time employees and over 90 volunteers. Specific programs for the inmates, with a short description, are listed below:

1. GED / High School Diploma

The jail staff works for Nebo School District. This class is offered to those who have not completed their High School Diploma it gives them an opportunity to receive a GED Certificate. Inmates are to submit a request, after which they will be tested and then a course curriculum developed to assist them in passing their GED Testing. Class sessions are held Monday - Friday from 0900 hours to 1600 hours. Inmates will earn good time based on the recommendation of the class instructor for positive improvement and/or 5 days good time for passing the GED Test.

To obtain a copy of your GED certificate or test results, please contact GED Testing Service at 1-877-392-6433 or by email at help@gedtestingservice.com.

2. Life Skills (Improving Relationships)

The life skills instructors are part-time employees. The course is a 15-hour course and takes approximately 3 weeks to complete. The course material includes Communication Skills, Anger Recognition and Management, Parenting Skills, and Marriage Relationship Skills. We offer the class in four housing units a month, on a rotating basis. Completion of this course will earn 5 days good time.

3. Life Skills (Why Try?)

The life skills instructors are part-time employees. The course is a 15-hour course and takes approximately 3 weeks to complete. During this class, harmful ideas, beliefs and behaviors that keep one from achieving goals, and developing good relationships with others are discussed. The focus in class is to teach how to succeed in life, even when you feel frustrated, confused, or angry with life’s pressures and challenges. Completion of this course will earn 5 days good time.

4. Life Skills (Bridges)

These instructors are all volunteers. The course is a 12-hour course and takes approximately 3 weeks to complete. During this class, mood disorders (stress, anxiety, depression, etc), bipolar disorders, thought disorders (i.e. paranoia), schizophrenia, relapse prevention, recovery, helpful support, medication and the brain, problem management, and communication skills are discussed. The focus in class is to recognize forms of mental illness and to teach how to succeed in life, even though you may feel frustrated, confused, or angry with life’s situations. Completion of this course will earn 5 days good time.

5. Life Skills (Living @ 5)

The instructor that teaches this course is a part-time employee. He is a certified instructor of the Franklin Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The course is approximately a 15-hour course and takes about 3 weeks to complete. The Living @ 5 course is divided into two sections. The first section teaches powerful principles regarding thinking processes. Seven principles are integrated into a model that instructs students how to recognize where their thoughts are focused in time–the past, the present or the future. Students are taught to recognize that feelings of shame, guilt, regret, and revenge come from too much thinking in the past. Feelings of fear, anxiety, and dismay come from too much thinking in the future. Students are taught that power to change their lives exists only in the present moment. "If Not Now-When?", the course motto, suggests that the time to change is NOW. The second section of the course presents Habits 1, 2, 3 & 7 of the popular course from Franklin Covey Company, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The habits that are taught lead a person to replace reactive and victim-based behaviors with proactive behaviors. Personal Mission Statements are drafted, priorities set, and short and long-term goals created. Completion of this course will earn 5 days good time.

6. Alcoholic Anonymous

Alcoholic Anonymous are comprised of volunteers. They will meet with interested inmates once a week in a group setting.

7. LDS 12 Step Drug Rehab Program

The instructors are volunteers from the LDS Church. They will meet with interested inmates once a week in a group setting. The course is structured around values held by the LDS faith.

8. On Unit Drug Treatment (OUT) Program

The O.U.T. Program is a short term residential substance dependency treatment program infused by Utah County Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment into the Utah County Jail. Eligible inmates will receive approximately 20 hours of programming per week, consisting of 4 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 13 weeks. The O.U.T. Program consists of group psychotherapy and psycho-educational groups. In addition, each participant will receive an individual substance dependency assessment/evaluation, individual therapy, and individual case management. Individual case management will focus on employment, housing, and relapse prevention planning. In order to be found eligible the individual will need to specifically apply for The O.U.T. Program, have good behavior, and already be sentenced with enough time remaining in their sentence to successfully complete the 90-day program. The O.U.T. Program focuses on treating 8 major and moderate criminogenic needs, or in other words, targets the participant's individual needs related to their risks of re-offending and coming back to jail.

9. RadKids Program

The instructors are part-time employees. The course is taught to parents who are in jail, whose family is enrolled in the class in the community. It’s a program designed to discuss the prevention of violence and personal safety for victims.

10. Discharge Plan

The instructor meets with as many inmates as she can a week before they are discharged from the Jail. As she meets with the inmates she reviews with the inmates a plan of action upon their release from jail. Critical needs of the inmates are discussed: housing, food, counseling and employment opportunities. Utah County resources and services are also discussed with the inmates.

11. Utah Defendant Offender Workforce Development

The Utah Defendant Offender Workforce Development (UDOWD) program at the Utah County Sheriff's Office is part of a nationwide effort to reduce recidivism using best practices.

The UDOWD Task Force is a collaborative effort of federal, state, and local law enforcement working with Workforce Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, religious and business interests.

Offenders have many important transitions in life and during their time in jail. Before they transition from the main jail into Jail Industries Program those who choose to participate in UDOWD attend an orientation. During this orientation, they complete various assessments to better understand how their vocational choices impact their life. During a follow-up interview the offender takes a Work Values assessment to help them find the career choices that are or may be a good fit for them while in jail and upon release.

The offenders who participate in the program and classes learn pro-social skills that will help them transition back into society. They learn how career development and proper vocational choices can lead to job satisfaction and successful reintegration back into the community.

Obtaining Proof of DNA Collection

The Utah County Jail provides a yellow carbon copy of the DNA Collection form to every person whose DNA is taken at the Jail. This is your proof that your DNA was taken at our facility. We do not keep a copy on file. If you lose your copy you must call the State DNA Lab at 801-560-6219 to obtain proof that your DNA was taken.

Other services provided to the inmates through discharge planning include educational opportunities and financial assistance, vocational rehabilitation opportunities, Community Action, Turning Point, Utah National Guard, Apprenticeship Training, Department of Work Force Services, Gathering Place, temporary staffing services, Food and Care Coalition, and District Adult Education Departments. The inmates are provided with telephone numbers and a map of the area that identifies where these agencies are located.

Work Diversion

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office Work Diversion program provides inmates with the opportunity to serve their court-ordered sentence performing community work projects as opposed to serving a sentence in secure jail confinement. The inmates sentenced to this program continue to work at their full-time jobs as they complete work projects either on the weekends or their other scheduled days off throughout the week.

The work performed by the inmates is classified as general, unskilled labor. Work projects in the past have included: highway trash removal, set-up and clean-up after city or county celebrations, landscaping projects, snow removal, vehicle cleaning for Utah County Fire and UDOT as well as a wide array of other projects. The only requirement placed upon who is eligible to have work performed for them is that is must be a public entity such as a city, municipality or county government within Utah County, no private individuals or companies are allowed to have work performed for them.

The inmates in the Work Diversion program are directly supervised by deputies from the Sheriff’s Office who monitor their attendance, behavior and quality of work. The Sheriff’s Office requires the inmates to perform their work to a high standard. Non-compliant inmates who either do not work hard enough or do not complete their sentence in a timely manner are removed from the program and returned to the judge who originally sentenced them.

The Work Diversion program puts inmates who have violated the law back to work in our local community to pay their debt, perform needed work and serve their sentence. The program is visibly successful and a great public relations tool for the Sheriff’s Office.


-The cost of participating in the program is $25.00 per month. This fee is collected at the beginning of your first day of participating in the program.

-Payment must be made by cashiers check or money order only. NO personal checks will be accepted.

**If you are court ordered to provide a DNA sample, an additional cashiers check/money order in the amount of $150.00, made out to the "Utah County Jail", is due prior to completion of the program. Payment date will be determined by the supervising deputy.**

Please print and fill out the "Work Diversion Instruction" and "Work Diversion Agreement" forms. You will need to bring these completed forms with you to orientation. If you have additional questions after reading through the forms, please call 801-851-4273 and leave a message.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Utah. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Utah County Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at aid@inmateaid.com, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Utah County Jail - Visiting Times

Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 am, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Canyons 1: Monday - Friday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

No one may visit who has been booked into the county jail in the previous two (2) years or who is currently on probation or parole. (The only exceptions will be the immediate family and must be approved by the jail administration.)

Jail visits are no longer scheduled by the jail visiting staff. All visits are handled by Securus. Securus is an outside company that facilitates visitation for many correctional institutions in the U.S. All visits are by video monitors that are located in the public onsite visiting area of the jail and in each housing unit. Visitors will need to set up an account with Securus in order to schedule a visit. This can be done by going online to the Securus website http://www.visitfromhome.net or by coming into the jail visiting area and using the Securus kiosk in the visiting waiting room. You will need a state issued driver’s license or ID to complete the registration. Once a visitor is registered, they can schedule a visit with an inmate/detainee by following the prompts on the website. After a visit is scheduled, the visitor will receive a message on the website after the visit has been confirmed. All visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance of the visit. The system will only display the visitation times which are available 24 hours in advance. You may also call the Securus customer service number toll free at 1-877-578-3658 for help. The visitor will arrive at the jail at the pre-arranged time and go to the visiting desk for further instructions. Inmates may have two free 25 minute visits a week at the jail. Free on-site visits start over each Monday. Visits at the jail are available Monday thru Friday, 10:00 am-11:00 am, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. There will be no on-site visits on holidays.

Visitors also have the option to visit an inmate/detainee through their own computers or mobile devices. There will be a charge of $12.00 per 25 minute visit (promotional rates may apply). The www.securustech.net will have information on how to set up these visits. Online visits are not counted toward the two free on-site visits. Remote visits are available 7 days a week and holidays, 9:00 am - 10:30 am, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Rules : For visits at the jail visiting area, certain jail rules apply. All visitors, except those under the age of 16, must show photo identification including their date of birth, current address, and signature. A warrants check will be done on all visitors. A maximum of three persons may visit at one time. This will count as one visitation period. Visitors age 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a family member 21 years of age or older, unless the visitor is a spouse. A spouse under the age of 18 must show a marriage license and photo identification to be admitted for a visit. All visits will be monitored. Inappropriate behavior from either party is prohibited and may result in termination of the visit and a loss of future visiting privileges.

Visitors who have been booked into the Utah County Jail within the last 2 years are not allowed to visit. Exceptions can be made for immediate family members - spouse (with proof of marriage), father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister. Anyone on probation or parole may not visit.

Dress Code : The Utah County Jail has a dress code requiring visitors to dress modestly, for both jail and online visits. Short shorts, mini-skirts, low cut blouses or low cut or sagging pants, bare midriffs, tube tops, spaghetti straps, etc. are not allowed.

Restricted Items : Cell phones, cameras, recorders, weapons, knives, lighters, tobacco, purses, food or drink are not allowed in the jail.

Children : Children under the age of 12 may only visit inside the jail during the first seven days of each month. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A total of only three visitors in any combination of adults and children may visit at one time. Children must be controlled while visiting at the jail or the visit will be terminated. Children may not be left unattended in the public lobby or on jail grounds. Limitations on which days and how many children can visit only apply to visits at the jail.

Inmates have the right to refuse a visitor and may choose to not confirm your requested visit. In this case, the visit will not be accommodated.

Attorney and Clergy visitation: Attorneys and Clergy may visit from 9:00 am to 9:30 pm daily except during mealtime and headcount. Attorneys and Clergy must bring documentation identifying their position. Attorney and Clergy visits do not count against the two free visits per week allowed to inmates/detainees. Attorneys may use the attorney visitation rooms in the visiting lobby. Clergy will be allowed free visits on the on-site video monitors, however, it will be necessary to be cleared by visiting staff. Attorneys and Clergy are welcome to use the remote online visiting from outside computers and mobile devices, however, the $12.00 fee will apply for each visit (promotional rates may apply).

(ICE) - Friends and Family Visits

DAY VISITATION TIME Mondays — Fridays 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, all visitors must arrive 45 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time.
  • Visitors must present a valid verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.
  • Visits shall not exceed 30 minutes.
  • Minors are only allowed to visit the first seven days of the month.
  • Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older).
  • Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.
  • Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.

Attorney Visits

Legal representatives of detainees are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:

Daily, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

A list of pro bono (free) legal organizations will be posted in all detainee housing units and other appropriate areas. This list shall be updated quarterly. If a detainee wishes to see a representative or paralegal from that organization, it is the detainee’s responsibility to contact them for an appointment.

Consular Visits

Consular officials may meet with their detained nationals at any time. It is requested that prior arrangements be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer to the extent possible, and that consular officials bring appropriate credentials when they come to the facility. The ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer can be reached at (801) 886-7400.

Clergy Visits

Clergy may visit detainees at any time, but must make prior arrangements with the Chaplain’s Office. Clergy may call: 801-851-4301.

Visiting Restrictions

  • All family or other social visits are Non-contact.
  • No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted in the facility.
  • If visitors are or appear to be intoxicated, visitation will not be allowed.
  • All visitors are subject to search while in the facility.
  • Visitors are not allowed to pass or attempt to pass any items to detainees.
  • Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area.

Search Procedures (prior to or during all visitations)

All individuals requesting admittance to the facility or the visitation area are subject to a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. Individuals refusing to cooperate with a reasonable search will not be admitted. No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of this facility.

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