Visiting an Inmate
Question: Do inmates get visits, and what are the visiting rules and regulations, who can visit?
Answer: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).
There will be more detailed printed information available at the jail visiting lobby in case you have questions about the visiting procedures.
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.)