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Salt Lake County Jail Inmate Roster


Find information on inmates currently incarcerated in the Salt Lake County Jail using the Inmate Lookup Tool.

Salt Lake County Jail Visitation Rules and Schedule


The rules for visitors at the Salt Lake County Jail include the following:

  • Visitation at the Salt Lake County Jail generally is scheduled daily between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. However, an inmate's visiting day is determined by his/her housing location and security classification.  To find out the visiting day of a particular inmate, contact the jail at 801-743-5000.
  • You must arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the start of your visit.  If visiting at Oxbow, you must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your visit.  Visitors are responsible to remember the date and time they are pre-scheduled.
  • Prisoner workers (kitchen, server, etc.) will not be allowed visits during their scheduled work hours.  The prisoner is responsible for notifying visitors of housing location changes and/or work assignments.
  • Prisoners are permitted two (2) visits per week and three visitors will be allowed to visit a prisoner.  (At Oxbow, due to space limitations, only two visitors are permitted per visit).  Children 17 years and under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.  An adult must accompany a child wanting to visit their parent or legal guardian.
  • Every visitor 16 years of age or older must have a government issued ID (Drivers License or State ID).  Driving privilege cards and school IDā€™s are not acceptable forms of identification.
  • No visiting is permitted during meal times beginning at 11:00 AM through 12:30 PM and from 4:00 PM through 5:30 PM.
  • Visits may be pre-scheduled up to seven days in advance by calling 801-743-5000 or you may pre-schedule a visit in person at the Visiting counter.
  • Visiting reservations must be made no later than 11:00 PM the day prior to the day of the visiting reservation.  No same day telephone reservations will be scheduled.
  • Cancellations and/or changes to existing visiting reservations must be made no later than one hour prior to the scheduled visit.  Requests to visit outside of normal visiting hours and/or days will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
  • There will be times when a prisoner is unavailable or refuses a visit.  Visits also on occasion may be delayed or canceled due to operational incidents in the jail.

Salt Lake County Jail Inmate Mail Rules


Mail sent to inmates housed in the Salt Lake County Jail is subject to a number of strict conditions that include the following:

  • Mail sent to the Salt Lake County Jail may be opened and inspected for contraband prior to delivery to the inmate.
  • All materials, except paper products and photographs up to 4X6, are considered contraband.  Incoming mail containing the following prohibited items will be returned to sender.  In some cases items will be removed and discarded.  If this cannot be done without destroying text or pictures, they will be returned.
  • Prohibited items include: stamps, soiled or stained paper, tape or stickers, glue, lipstick, staples, correction tape or liquid, paper clips, nude photographs, watermarks, prisoner-to-prisoner correspondence (unless pre-approved), crayon, instant photographs, photo stickers, glitter or confetti, paint marks, marker or highlighter, mail containing more than four (4) photographs, blank greeting or post cards, and laminated items.
  • Enclosed blank paper, envelopes, or other writing materials will be discarded.
  • Stamps and stamped envelopes are contraband and will be returned.
  • Photographs depicting gang signs or paraphernalia are contraband and will be returned to sender. If the sender is unknown, mail will be held for 90 days. If it is unclaimed in that time period, it will be sent back to the United States Postal Office.
  • Bulk rate mail will be refused or discarded, except for paid subscriptions, and materials received from a recognized religious organization directed to named prisoner.
  • If any incoming mail is rejected, the sender, if known and the prisoner addressee will be notified in writing.
  • Prisoners may receive soft cover books and periodicals directly from a publisher, book club, or book retailer (including internet retailers).
  • All incoming mail must be delivered by the the United States Postal Service.  All other deliveries will be refused  (i.e. UPS, DHL, Fed Ex, Airborne, etc.).
The mailing address for inmates in the Salt Lake County Jail is:

    Prisoner's Name (and SO# if known)
    c/o Salt Lake County Metro Jail
    3415 S. 900 W.
    Salt Lake City, UT 84119
    (Note: this address is also used for inmates housed in the Oxbow facility.)


Salt Lake County Jail Commissary Procedures


Certain items and services are available to inmates in the Salt Lake County Jail only if they pay for those items or services themselves.  To place funds on an inmates account with the Salt Lake County Jail, the following procedures are used:

  • Funds may be placed on prisonersā€™ accounts from 8:00 AM through 3:30 PM and from 4:00 PM to 11:30 PM.
  • Funds will be accepted in the form of a money order or cash for the exact amount. We do not have the ability to give or make change.  Personal checks will not be accepted.
  • Funds may be mailed to the jail in the name of the prisoner to: 
  •     Prisoner's Name (and SO# if known)
        c/o Salt Lake County Metro Jail
        3415 S. 900 W.
        Salt Lake City, UT 84119
        (Note: funds sent for prisoners at Oxbow must also use this same address.

  • If money is in the form of cash, the cash will be credited to the prisonerā€™s account and a receipt issued. Money orders, cashier checks or a certified bank check not made out to the prisoner, or lacking a return address of the sender, is contraband and will be placed in the prisonerā€™s property.
  • If the money is certified check or money order, the prisonerā€™s commissary account will be credited and a receipt issued.
  • If money is received after a prisoner is released, checks and money orders will be mailed back to the sender.  Cash will be added to the prisonerā€™s account balance.
  • Always remember to write the prisonerā€™s name and SO# on the envelopes and money orders.  This expedites delivery of prisoner mail and allows for quicker deposits on the prisonerā€™s account.
  • You can put money on a prisoners commissary account through Western Union.

Salt Lake Criminal Defense Attorney - Stephen Howard


Stephen Howard is an experienced criminal defense lawyer with a track record of keeping clients out of jail on charges ranging from homicide to DUI.  If you have been arrested or are facing criminal prosecution, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible.  Having a good attorney on your side can reduce your risks of serving a substantial period of time.  The best time to contact an attorney is before you go to jail. Call Mr. Howard now at 801-449-1409, or use our web contact form to submit information about your case.


* Note: the information contained on this page is taken from rules published on the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Salt Lake County Jail website, and is believed to be accurate as of the date originally published.  However, Salt Lake County Jail rules and schedules are subject to change without notice.  To verify the current policies and rules of the Salt Lake County Jail, you should contact the jail directly at 801-743-5000, or visit the Salt Lake County Jail website.

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