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How can I put money on a prisoner's books in the Salt Lake County Jail?

While the basic necessities are provided without additional charge, there are certain services and items that are available to inmates in the Salt Lake County Jail only if inmates pay for the items or services themselves.  To pay for them, inmates must have money on their accounts.  To put money on an inmates accounts, the Salt Lake County Jail follows strict procedures.

Money can be put on an inmate's account by bringing cash or a money order to the Salt Lake County Jail in person or by mail.  Money can also be sent via Western Union.

If you are bringing money to the Salt Lake County Jail in person, the jail will receive payments between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and between 4:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.  Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.  Cash payments must be for the exact amount - no change will be given.

If you are mailing a payment for an inmate in the main ADC/Metro Jail or in the Oxbow Jail, the payment should be addressed to:

Prisoner's Name and SO#
c/o Salt Lake County Metro Jail
3415 S. 900 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Cash should not be sent through the mail.  Certified checks or money orders should include the inmate's name and SO#.  Money orders, cashier checks, or certified bank checks that are not made out to the prisoner or that do not contain a return address will be considered contraband.

Funds can also be placed on an inmates account through Western Union.

For information on defending against criminal charges in Utah, contact a Utah criminal defense attorney today to schedule an initial consultation.


*Note:  The information in this page is based on information published on the Salt Lake County Sheriff's website, and is believed to be correct at the time of publication.  To confirm the accuracy or currency of this information, you should contact the Salt Lake County Jail directly at 801-743-5000 or visit the Salt Lake County Jail website.


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