Details of the Iron County JailThe Iron County Jail is located at 2132 North Main Street in Cedar City and may be reached by telephone at (435) 867-7555.
The jail lists ‘public safety’ as its primary mission, with the second mission being to instill “personal responsibility” into the lives of its inmates. To meet that goal, the facility offers work programs, educational programs and incentives for good behavior.
Posting BondThe Iron County Jail accepts cash or surety bonds at the facility. Posting bond requires a government-issued photo ID.
Cash bonds, which are the full amount of the bond, may be posted by cash, cashier’s checks or money orders made payable to “Iron County.” Personal checks are not accepted.
Out-of-county cash bonds may be posted for another county’s charges. You will need a money order, cashier’s check, traveler’s check, or cash for the full amount of the bond. The Jail will instruct you on whom to make the money order payable to at the time the bond is posted.
Surety Bonds are bonds posted through approved Iron County bonding companies which charge a fee for their services. A list of approved bonding companies may be found online at: http://www.ironcounty.net/departments/sheriff/index.php/jail/bail-bond/
Once bail is posted, the defendant will receive a future court date and be released from jail.
Depositing Money into an Inmate AccountDeposits may be made online by credit or debit card at GovPayNow.com, or by calling 1-888-604-7888. You will need to know the jail’s location code, which is 5500, and you will need to know the inmate’s jail ID number.
Deposits may also be made by cashier’s check, money order or government check. These items may be sent by mail or deposited in person.
If sending by mail, the envelope should be addressed to the jail facility, including the inmate’s name and ID number, and should be clearly marked “For Deposit Only.” Only the check will be accepted; any other materials included in the deposit envelope will be destroyed.
If making the deposit in person, the check should be placed in an envelope provided by the jail, marked with the prisoner’s name and ID number, and dropped into the Inmate Account slot in the jail lobby.
Writing an InmateOnly postcards are accepted, and they must be between 3 ½ x 4 inches and 8 ½ x 11 inches in size. Postcards should be addressed to the inmate, using his or her name and prison ID number, and should be sent to:
2136 N Main Street
Cedar City, UT 84721
Postcards must be pre-stamped or metered – adhesive stamps may not be used.
Postcards will not be accepted if they do not meet the size requirements, have pictures, photos or drawings on them, including gang symbols or writings, have watermarks, stains, stickers (including stamps) or labels on them; are marked with paint, cosmetics, crayons or other materials; are treated with chemicals such as drugs or perfume; are colors other than white, or if they have been altered in any way. All postcards must include a handwritten return address.
Paperback books will be accepted for inmates only if they are ordered and sent directly from Amazon.com. Packages from third-party sellers will be refused, as will hardcover books. Inmates may receive 5 books per month.
Emailing an InmateAs an alternative to regular mail, friends and family may also use the jail’s email system to contact an inmate for a nominal fee.
To register an account on the e-mail site, visit http://www.ironcounty.net/departments/sheriff/index.php/jail/email-an-inmate/
Visiting an InmateVisiting schedules vary depending on where an inmate is housed within the facility. Visits are allowed during the following hours:
|Thursday||S Dorm: 1 to 4:30 p.m. (last visit begins at 4 p.m.)|
|Maximum: 6 to 9:30 p.m. (last visit begins at 9 p.m.)|
|Friday||Maximum: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (last visit begins at 11 a.m.) and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last visit begins at 4 p.m.)|
|Saturday||S Dorm: 8 to 11:30 a.m. (last visit begins at 11 a.m.)|
|C Block: 1 to 4:30 p.m. (last visit begins at 4 p.m.)|
|Federal Housing: 6 to 9:30 p.m. (last visit begins at 9 p.m.)|
|Sunday||C Block: 8 to 11:30 a.m. (last visit begins at 11 a.m.)|
|Federal Housing: 1 to 4:30 p.m. (last visit begins at 4 p.m.)|
|B Block/L Dorm: 6 to 9:30 p.m. (last visit begins at 9 p.m.)|
Visitors who are 16 or older must have a valid government ID – school IDs are not accepted. Visitors are required to wear modest clothing.
Inmate Phone SystemThe Iron County Jail does not have an offender telephone system. All inmate telephone calls shall be collect calls billed directly to the recipient.
Phone calls are limited to 15 minutes and all personal calls may be monitored and recorded.
Some telephone numbers will require an account to be set up by the receiver of the collect call. If an account is required or if any problems are encountered, call 1-800-592-9488 for assistance.