Utah State Prison - Timpanogos Women's Facility

The Timpanogos Women's Correctional Facility is a prison for women located at the Utah State Prison site. However, in order to minimize management issues, all of its buildings are separated from the male facilities. The Timpanogos Women's Correctional Facility is managed by the Utah Department of Corrections and has capacity for up to 570 inmates.

Many of the correctional officers and other staff who work with the female offenders at Timpanogos have gone through nationally certified Gender Responsive training programs so they are taught how to address issues that are specific to women.

Timpanogos includes five buildings – referred to as Star 1 through Star 5 – arranged in a star shape that encircles the outdoor recreation yard. Female inmates are housed in Star 1 through Star 4, and those buildings also have recreation yards. Star 5 does not have any housing units. Instead, it holds the gymnasium, library, classrooms, and culinary. 

Star 1 and Star 2 house inmates in the general population who have access to programming, education and other activities based on their privilege levels.

Star 3 is the maximum-security unit for female inmates whose behavior requires them to be separated from others for safety and security reasons. They are able to move to other housing units when their behavior improves. The maximum-security unit has capacity for 138 women. The state of Utah has no women on death row.

Star 4 houses the 11-month ExCell substance abuse treatment program, which is similar to the HOPE and Con-Quest programs for male inmates. ExCell is based on a residential, therapeutic community model designed to help women overcome substance abuse issues and resolve trauma (physical and emotional abuse) that often underlie criminal behaviors. 

Program analysis shows that women who complete the ExCell program are nearly 30 percent less likely to return to prison than inmates who do not.

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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.

Visiting Applications

You must get approval to visit your inmate at Timpanogos Women's Facility. An inmate can send you a visiting application or you may download one on the Visitor Application Forms page. Fill out the form and submit it to: Inmate Visiting Office, P. O. Box 250, Draper, UT 84020.  Approval may take between 21 to 45 days.

Visiting Rules

  • Visitors are subject to search of their person, personal belongings and vehicle. Visitation may be denied for failure to submit to such a search request.
  • Illegal and nuisance contraband is strictly prohibited.
  • Visitors shall access only those areas specifically designated as visiting areas.
  • 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 have up to two vehicle keys. The keys should be on a small keyring.
  • 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.
  • Sanitation problems caused by children shall be taken care of immediately by the visitor.
  • 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 shall not be permitted to bring cameras or audio/video recording devices, cell phones or pagers into the visiting area.

Processing Visitors Entering 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.

Dress Code

Failure to follow the dress code could result in visit cancelation.

  • 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

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

Access Corrections handles deposits to inmate accounts at the Timpanogos Women's Facility. 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

Education: Most offenders who are sent to the Timpanogos Women's Facility do not have their high school diploma. The Utah Department of Corrections offers high school education through partnerships with local school districts. The Canyons School District operates the South Park Academy at the Utah State Prison.

The Department also offers vocational training through partnerships with the Davis Technical College; Snow College; and the Uintah Basin Technical College. Inmates also may take advantage of numerous life-skills and literacy classes taught by volunteers and community organizations. Inmates also may enroll in distance-learning programs, receiving coursework materials through the mail. 

These programs provide an opportunity for inmates to earn advanced degrees, but they are not funded by the State. Several non-profit organizations and private entities offer tuition help.

Employment: Inmates, depending on their privilege level, may work basic jobs in their housing units or apply for jobs with Utah Correctional Industries (UCI), which are usually higher paying. UCI offers a wide variety of work experiences, with on-the-job training and real-world application. 

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.

Excell: Excell is an 11-month program based on a residential, therapeutic community model and is designed to help women overcome substance abuse issues and resolve trauma (physical and emotional abuse). 

Reading for the Blind: This program employs inmates to make audio recordings of books for the visually impaired. The program is housed in a donated facility that has reading rooms and editing stations equipped with tape duplication machines. Reading for the Blind employees read hundreds of books each year, which are then added to the State Library's collection.

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