Utah State Prison - Olympus

The Olympus facility at Utah State Prison is for male and female inmates with mental health needs. This facility can house a maximum of 168 inmates and is part of the Utah State Prison complex managed by the Utah Department of Corrections. 

Inmates who are housed in Olympus generally suffer from severe mental illnesses. They also require psychotropic medications and frequent services from the prison's mental health staff. 

In extreme cases – if an inmate has a tendency to act out, compromise security, or harm themselves or others – a mentally ill inmate might not be housed in Olympus. Until their behavior is stabilized, they will be housed in the maximum security facility.

Even though the Olympus facility at Utah State Prison isn't equipped or funded to deliver intensive mental health treatment, the staff does what they can to stabilize and manage the inmates.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Utah State Prison - Olympus rotate based on inmate last name, unit, and facility. To find out your inmate's visiting hours, please contact the Visiting Office at 801-576-7014.

Visiting Applications

Before you can visit with your inmate, you must get approval from the Utah Department of Corrections. You may download one on the Visitor Application Forms page or you can wait for your inmate to mail you a form. Once it's filled out, submit it to: 

Inmate Visiting Office
P. O. Box 250
Draper, UT 84020

Once you pass the background check, you will be added to the inmate's approved visitors list. Approval takes approximately 21 to 45 days.

Visiting Rules

All visitors must pass through a metal detector. They are also subject to search of their person, personal belongings. Visitation will be denied if you fail to submit to a search request. 

General Visitor Rules: 

  • Personal property such as purses, wallets, paper money, coats, sweaters (used as an outer garment), blankets, writing paper, writing instruments, pictures, letters, etc. are not permitted in the visiting area. Visitors may not be permitted to bring in more than two vehicle keys. The keys should be on a small keyring.
  • Visitors are not allowed to leave and re-enter the visiting area during a visit.
  • Any visitor found in possession of nuisance or illegal contraband may have their visiting privileges suspended, restricted or revoked and their name removed from the inmate's visiting list pending a review. Visitors with illegal contraband shall be referred to the Shift Commander for criminal prosecution.
  • Visitors with babies may bring no more than one transparent baby bottle and no more than two diapers into the visiting area; sippy cups are not allowed.
  • Tobacco products, matches, and lighters are prohibited in the visiting areas.
  • Food items (gum, candy, etc.) from outside the prison is not allowed
  • Visitors are not allowed to bring cameras or audio/video recording devices, cell phones or pagers into the visiting area.
  • Sexual contact between inmates and visitors such as petting, fondling, and prolonged/open mouth kissing is prohibited.
  • Visitors 16 years of age and older must have a government-issued photo ID
  • Visitors are screened with a metal detector, and must clear the metal detector, prior to visiting.
  • A maximum number of five visitors, including minors, will be allowed to visit an inmate per visiting session.

Dress Code

All visitors at Utah State Prison – Olympus must follow the dress code.

  • Visitors must be fully clothed including footwear
  • All clothing shall be knee length when standing including slits in garments
  • Undergarments must be worn at all times and cannot be exposed
  • Religious attire may be worn but is subject to removal so it can be searched
  • No more than three items of jewelry.

The following types of clothing is not allowed:

  • Any clothing, taken as a whole, that resembles inmate issued clothing
  • Transparent, tight, revealing or sheer clothing
  • Any items that may not pass the metal detector
  • Any type of shirt that shows the bare shoulders, midriff or back, and low cut shirts that show cleavage
  • Clothing that displays gang insignia, offensive slogans or obscene words, phrases or pictures
  • Hats, hoods, caps, hooded tops and/or jackets with hoods

Physical Address

Utah State Prison
14425 Bitterbrush Lane
Draper, Utah 84020

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/saZiuH1LNjWRsz9s5

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and offender number
Utah State Prison
P. O. Box 250
Draper, UT 84020

The following types of envelopes, paper or stationary, and cards are prohibited at Utah State Prison – Olympus:

  • Color envelopes (including manila and multi-layer envelopes)
  • Color paper or stationary
  • Greeting cards, card stock or other multi-layered paper or stationary

In addition, mail with paint, chalk, crayons, markers, or highlighters used on the incoming envelope or its contents will be denied.

Inmates are allowed to have 25 photos in their possession; the photos can not be larger than 8x10, may not be Polaroids and must not be pornographic in nature. Inmates may not have photos of or including themselves.

For questions about books, magazines or other inmate property issues, contact Inmate Property at 801-576-7951 or 801-576-7952.

For information on ordering MP3 or music for your inmate, you can click here

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Utah State Prison, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Utah, please click here.

How to Send Money

The Utah Department of Corrections uses a third-party provider (Access Corrections) to handle deposits to inmate accounts. Kiosks are available at the main visiting entrances at the Utah State Prison to deposit funds into your inmate's account. You will need the inmate's full name and offender number.

Mail: Download payment form and follow instructions provided.

Telephone: Call 1-866-345-1884 -  A $6.95 transaction fee is applied for phone transactions.

Internet: Visit AccessCorrections.com to establish an account. A $6.95 transaction fee is applied for internet transactions.

At kiosks in visiting areas: The kiosks are available during regular business hours and accept cash, debit or credit cards. A $3 per transaction fee is applied for cash transfers and a $3.95 per transaction fee if using a credit or debit card.

Walk-In locations: Access Corrections has partnered with Cash Pay Today to provide walk-in locations that accept deposits to inmate accounts. Visit CashPayToday.com to register and find locations near you. For more information, call 844-340-2274.

For general questions about Inmate Accounting, please call 801-545-5500.

Programs For Inmates

Case Action Planning (CAP): When an inmate arrives in Receiving and Orientation, they take various tests to determine their specific needs. The staff uses that information to develop a Case Action Plan that outlines the inmate's specific educational, program and treatment needs. That info is also used to set goals for the inmate during his or her incarceration. All progress and accomplishments are noted in the inmate's file for review by the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.

Education: The Canyons School District operates the South Park Academy at the Utah State Prison – Olympus. The Utah Department of Corrections also offers vocational training through partnerships with the Davis Technical College; Snow College; and the Uintah Basin Technical College. 

Inmates may take part in numerous life-skills and literacy classes taught by volunteers and community organizations. They may also enroll in distance-learning programs, receiving coursework materials through the U.S. Mail. 

Vocational Certificates: Several applied technology colleges in Utah certify inmates in vocational trades. Those colleges are: Davis Technical College; Uintah Basin Technical College; Snow College and Dixie State University. 

At the Utah State Prison, male inmates may earn certificates in seven areas: Automotive Technology; Machinist Technician; Maintenance Technician; Welding Technology; Business Technology; and Culinary Arts. Female inmates may earn certificates in two programs (Culinary Arts and Business Technology). 

Employment: Depending on their privilege level, inmates may work basic jobs in their housing units or apply for jobs with Utah Correctional Industries (UCI).

UCI jobs are located both within the prison and off site. Within the prison, inmates' work opportunities include the Commissary, the sign shop, the furniture shop, the license plate shop, the print shop and the upholstery shop. UCI also operates the Serving Time Cafe, a restaurant staffed by female inmates and open to the public. It is located adjacent to the prison at 14072 Pony Express Road in Draper. 

Life skills: Courses include Thinking for a Change, Communication, Computer Literacy, Relationships, Relapse Prevention, Career Power, Financial Literacy, Anger Management, Parenting, Impact of Crime on Victims, Domestic Violence, Victim Empathy, and Thinking Errors. Initial assessments may identify courses an inmate needs to overcome specific challenges.

Religious Services: There are more than two dozen religious practices represented among the population at Utah State Prison. To meet the spiritual needs of inmates, the Utah Department of Corrections has volunteers and part-time chaplains to provide ecclesiastical counseling and non-denominational services.

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