Go to jail; go directly to jail
By Claudia Barragan
You've just been arrested, where do you go from here?
That's what the Cache County Jail's Administrative Sgt., Daron
Henrie, attempted to show a group of Utah State University students
on a recent tour of the jail.
A person is brought to the jail in a police or sheriff's cruiser
after they have been handcuffed and searched.
The arresting officer enters the jail through the garage. Here
there are several lock-boxes located along one wall. The officer
places his or her weapons in the lock-box and leads the alleged
perpetrator into the intake room.
Inside the intake room the officer fills out paperwork including
answering questions, such as why the person was arrested, where
and by whom.
After this step, the booking staff takes custody of the person.
Again, he or she is searched and then placed in a holding cell.
The arrested person will then wait in the cell to be booked.
Booking, according to Henrie, involves the gathering of civil
information, as well as have photos and fingerprints taken of
an alleged criminal.
From here the arrested person disrobes, showers and dresses in
the jail's clothing.
There are three colors of jail uniforms to distinguish the inmates.
Green is worn by the inmate workers. The inmates on work release
wear orange, and everyone else is clothed in blue.
Next, Henrie showed the patrol room. The three holding cells surrounding
the patrol room are for observation - for inmates that could be
a threat to themselves or others, or inmates with medical conditions,
There is also a visiting room, where the inmates can sit and converse
with the outside
world without ever really having contact with them.