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Where to Find Utah Inmate Records

Utah Inmate records contain the personal information and criminal history of persons incarcerated in a correctional facility within the jurisdiction of Utah State. Information on these records includes the inmate’s full name, age, gender, offense history, and the correctional facility they are detained.

The Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) oversees the operations of correctional facilities controlled by the state, and it also compiles and manages inmate information. However, the county jails usually function independently of the UDC, and their operations are overseen by the Sheriff’s department within its jurisdiction.

Are Incarceration Records Public Information in Utah?

Pursuant to the Utah Government Records Access and Management Act, incarceration records are considered to be public information. Eligible persons can request such information from the custodian of the records. However, confidential information is inaccessible to persons looking to obtain incarceration records.

Records that are considered public may be accessible from some third-party websites. These websites often make searching simpler, as they are not limited by geographic location, and search engines on these sites may help when starting a search for a specific or multiple records. To begin using such a search engine on a third-party or government website, interested parties usually must provide:

  • The name of the person involved in the record, unless said person is a juvenile
  • The location or assumed location of the record or person involved. This includes information such as the city, county, or state that person resides in or was accused in.

Third-party sites are independent from government sources, and are not sponsored by these government agencies. Because of this, record availability on third-party sites may vary.

What Information is Contained in a Utah Inmate Record?

The information available on Utah Inmate Records include:

  • Full name of the offender
  • DOC number
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Mugshots
  • Offense history
  • The correctional facility
  • Release date
  • Sentence details

Where do I Look Up an Inmate in Utah?

To look up inmates detained in a Utah correctional facility, interested parties can use the following resources:

The Utah Department of Corrections Website: The UDC maintains a database of individuals incarcerated within its jurisdiction. The department provides an Offender Search tool that grants public access to information available on the database.

The Sheriff/ Police Department: Typically, information on persons who commit an offense within a county area is managed by the county’s Sheriff Office or Police Department. Interested parties can look up inmates held in correctional facilities operated by the Sheriff’s Office/ Police Department by requesting them from the custodian.

County Websites: Counties that independently operate their jail facilities are also responsible for collating and maintaining information of individuals held there. Usually, persons may look up inmates through the resources provided on the county’s website.

Third-party Websites: Some websites run by non-governmental organizations also host the database of inmates incarcerated within the jurisdiction of Utah.

How Do I Conduct an Inmate Search in Utah?

To conduct searches on inmates held in any Utah correctional facility, the UDC’s Offender Search tool can be utilized. Users of the offender search tool must complete the query box with the required information to lookup inmates.

Interested persons can visit the website of counties in Utah to utilize resources that are offered to look up inmates detained in its jail facility. Usually, the counties’ websites have pages dedicated to access information on their jail department, and they may provide an online inmate locator tool. The Office of the Sheriff may also provide online means of conducting an inmate search.

Performing inmate searches using the MDC’s offender search tool and other online inmate locator tools requires the querying party to provide some information about the offender. Users may search by the full name of inmates or by their offender number. Other details that may be needed include age, gender, race, and name of the correctional facility.

Interested individuals can also obtain physical copies of inmate records. To get inmate records from the local law enforcement agency, individuals may request from the custodian in-person or prepare a written request and mail it to the custodian’s office location. Requestors can get the contact information and location of the Utah Sheriff’s offices through the Sheriffs’ Directory.

How Can I Find an Inmate for Free in Utah?

Persons looking to lookup an inmate held at a Utah correctional facility at no cost can use the UDC’s Offender Search tool. A county/city Sheriff’s office may also provide free platforms that querying parties can access information on inmates incarcerated in a county/city jail. Utah county has an online Inmate Search tool that gives the public access to offenders detained in the Utah county jail.

How to Find Old Inmate Records in Utah

Old inmate records can be obtained from the Utah Division of Archives and Records Services. The division is responsible for collating and preserving archived records of all agencies in Utah. Persons looking to find old inmate records may use the Open Records Portal to submit a request to agencies such as the Utah Department of Corrections and other agencies that maintain inmate information within the state’s jurisdiction.

How do I Conduct a Federal Prison Inmate Search?

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Inmate Locator tool can be used to find information on offenders incarcerated in federal prison. Information required on the search tool to produce results includes the inmate’s BOP register number, full name, race, age, and gender. Interested persons can request information that is not available on the inmate locator by submitting an FOIA request to the bureau. While requestors can email their requests to ogc_efoia@bop.gov, a written FOIA request can also be conveyed via U.S mail to the address:

FOIA/PA Section

Office of General Counsel

Room 924

Federal Bureau of Prisons

320 First Street, N. W.

Washington, DC 20534

How Long Does It Take for An Inmate’s Information to Be Published in Utah Inmate Locator?

After the incarceration of offenders, the correctional facility officials collect their personal information and store it on their database. Inmate information available on the Utah inmate locator is usually published about twenty-four hours after the generation of offenders’ information on the agency’s database.

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