Utah State Prison - Promontory
The Promontory facility at Utah State Prison houses male offenders who are actively participating in the substance abuse treatment program called "Con-Quest." Offenders are called residents in this structured, therapeutic environment, and they are separated into dormitories where they function as teams.
Each dorm has a mascot and logo, and residents are expected to hold one another accountable for behavior and actions. The relay system at the Promontory Facility allows residents to report others' misdeeds or shortcomings.
This "snitching" type of behavior is encouraged in Promontory, but in other areas of Utah State Prison, that behavior is frowned upon. For example, a resident can report a resident if they fail to wipe down a sink after using it.
As a result, the peer committee might impose a light-hearted, embarrassing penalty — like singing “I’m A Little Teapot” in front of a room full of fellow residents.
The Con-Quest residents at Utah State Prison – Promontory participate in both group and individual therapy. They complete assignments and make occasional presentations to fellow residents on a productive topic aimed at addressing problems common among many inmates in the prison system.
They also have more freedom to move around compared to the inmates in other areas of the prison. After successfully completing the treatment program, many residents choose to remain in Con-Quest as peer mentors or dorm leaders until they are released on parole.
Con-Quest residents also participate in public awareness panels, where the public is able to listen to the residents’ life stories and interact with them through a question and answer session. These panels give Promontory residents an opportunity to reflect on their actions and provide a warning to at-risk youth while also shedding light on the prison system.
Residents who complete Con-Quest do have the opportunity to get earlier parole dates from the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. However, those decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
Utah State Prison - Promontory
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Visiting Hours and Rules
The visiting hours at Utah State Prison rotate based on inmate last name, unit, and facility. Please contact the Visiting Office at 801-576-7014 for visiting hours for your inmate.
Before you can visit your inmate at Utah State Prison – Promontory you must fill out a visiting application. You can download one on the Visitor Application Forms page. Once you fill out the form, submit it to: Inmate Visiting Office, P. O. Box 250, Draper, UT 84020.
Approval takes approximately three to five weeks.
Visitation is a privilege afforded to inmates/visitors under the jurisdiction of the Utah Department of Corrections. Visitors must comply with all Department rules, policies, and procedures.
- 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.
- 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 shall not be allowed.
- Visitors are not permitted to bring cameras or audio/video recording devices, cell phones or pagers into the visiting area.
- Visitors 16 years of age and older must present a government-issued identification card prior to being permitted to visit.
- Visitors are screened with a metal detector, and must clear the metal detector, prior to visiting.
- Visitors are subject to a search (i.e., ionizer, property, vehicle search) upon entering the prison and/or visiting area. Visitation may be denied for failure to submit to a search request. Visitors may refuse a search at any time, but shall immediately leave prison property and shall not be allowed to visit.
- Visitor access should not be permitted during any scheduled visiting session if less than 30 minutes remain in the visiting session.
- A maximum number of five visitors, including minors, will be allowed to visit an inmate per visiting session.
Visitors must be fully clothed, including footwear. All clothing must be knee length when standing including slits in garments. Undergarments must be worn at all times and cannot be exposed. 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
Utah State Prison
14425 Bitterbrush Lane
Draper, Utah 84020
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General Phone Number
Inmate Mailing Address(es)
Inmate name and offender number
Utah State Prison
P. O. Box 250
Draper, UT 84020
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. Inmates may not receive packages.
For questions about books, magazines or other inmate property issues, contact Inmate Property at 801-576-7951 or 801-576-7952.
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 Access Corrections to handle deposits to inmate accounts. Kiosks are also available at the main visiting entrances at the Utah State Prison. You will need the inmate's full name and offender number. For general questions about Inmate Accounting, please call 801-545-5500.
By mail: Download payment form and follow instructions provided.
By telephone: Call 1-866-345-1884 - A $6.95 transaction fee is applied for phone transactions.
By 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.
Programs For Inmates
The Department of Corrections begins preparing offenders for release from the day they enter the prison system. That begins with assessments in Receiving & Orientation, where inmates' education, treatment and life skills needs are evaluated.
Education: The Canyons School District operates the South Park Academy at the Utah State Prison. Utah State Prison also offers vocational training through partnerships with the Davis Technical College; Snow College; and the Uintah Basin Technical College.
At the Utah State Prison – Promontory, male inmates can 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: Inmates may work basic jobs in their housing units or apply for jobs with Utah Correctional Industries (UCI). 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.
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.
Con-Quest: The Con-Quest program can accommodate 400 inmates. Inmates with substance dependence or abuse issues who have treatment listed among their top priorities in a Case Action Plan are eligible to participate in this program. Residents spend a minimum of 12 months in the Con-Quest program.
Con-Quest is based on a therapeutic community model and is focused on teaching responsible living habits to enable inmates to successfully re-entry society. The residents practice and live those principles on a daily basis, with daily responsibilities they are expected to perform. A Con-Quest program is all about accountability, and residents are taught to hold each other accountable to their actions, behaviors and attitudes.
While in Con-Quest, the residents engage in both individual and group therapy with licensed clinicians. They also participate in behavioral modification classes and educational and vocational training programs designed to enhance employment skills. Residents are expected to be productively engaged 40 hours per week in jobs, classes or programs.
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