Utah State Prison

The Utah State Prison is one of two correctional facilities operated by the Utah Department of Corrections. This prison moved to its present location in 1951, and it houses approximately 4,500 inmates (both male and female). Utah State Prison is divided into separate facilities – Olympus, Oquirrh, Promontory, Timpanogos Women's Facility, Uintas, Wasatch – and each one is designed for a specific population.

Depending on their custody level and individual needs, inmates at Utah State prison are able to participate in a variety of programs. These include high school education, vocational training, mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, and sex offender treatment.

To find out more about a specific facility inside of Utah State Prison, you can find each one in our Prison Insight directory for the state of Utah.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

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

Visiting Applications

Before you can visit an inmate at Utah State Prison, you will need to get approved by the Utah Department of Corrections. Your inmate can send you a visiting application or you may download one on the Visitor Application Forms page

When you complete the form, send it to:

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

When you pass the background check, you will be added to the inmate's approved visitors list. Minor children are allowed to visit inmates when accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other authorized family member. Approval takes approximately three to five weeks.

Visiting Rules

All visitors are required to pass through a metal detector. If you have a medical condition that may set it off, please be prepared to provide proof from your doctor. You must do this before your first visit to eliminate the possibility of being turned away for your visit. Visitors with metal implants may be asked to submit to a clothed pat search.

Visitors are expected to read and understand all of the following rules. All visitors are subject to search and visitation can be denied if you fail to submit to a search request. Illegal and nuisance contraband is strictly prohibited.

Visitors who are not in compliance with the visiting rules will be warned and could be required to leave the visiting area.

General Visitor Rules:

  • Visitors may only 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 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 with nuisance or illegal contraband may lose their visiting privileges. Visitors with illegal contraband will be referred to the Shift Commander for criminal prosecution.
  • Visitors with babies are allowed to bring 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 are not allowed.
  • Visitors are not allowed 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 have a photo ID.
  • Visitors must clear the metal detector before visiting their inmate.
  • Visitors are subject to a search (i.e., ionizer, property, vehicle search) upon entering the prison and/or visiting area. 
  • Visitors must arrive at least 30 minutes before the visiting room closes.
  • A maximum number of five visitors, including minors, are allowed to visit an inmate at one time.

Utah State Prison uses a privilege matrix to determine the number of visits allowed per week/month. Inmates are allowed monthly visits according to the following privilege levels:

A: 0 visits
B: 1 barrier visit
C: 2 barrier visits
D: 2 barrier visits
E: 3 barrier visits
F: 3 barrier visits
G: 0 visits
H: 2 barrier visits
I: 2 barrier visits
J: 2 barrier visits
K: 3 barrier visits
L: 3 barrier visits
M:3 contact visits
N:3 contact visits
O: 4 contact visits
P: 8 contact visits
Q: 12 contact visits 

Dress Code

All visitors must follow the dress code. Visitors must be fully clothed including footwear, and all clothing must be knee length when standing. 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.

The following types of clothing is not allowed in the visiting room:

  • Any clothing 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
  • No more than three items of jewelry

Physical Address

Utah State Prison
14425 Bitterbrush Lane
Draper, Utah 84020

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

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

Utah State Prison prohibits the following types of envelopes, paper or stationary, and cards:

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

Mail with paint, chalk, crayons, markers or highlighters used on the envelope or its contents will be denied.

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

For questions about sending books or magazines to your inmate contact Inmate Property at 801-576-7951 or 801-576-7952. If you would like to order MP3 or music for your inmate, 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 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 DOC number to send money to your inmate.

Mail: Download payment form and follow instructions provided.

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

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

At kiosks in visiting areas: The kiosks at Utah State Prison are available during regular business hours and accept cash, debit or credit cards. A $3 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 uses Cash Pay Today to provide walk-in locations for you to deposit money into an inmate account. Visit CashPayToday.com to register and find locations near you. For more information, call 844-340-2274.

If you have general questions about Inmate Accounting, please call 801-545-5500.

Programs For Inmates

There are a number of programs for inmates at Utah State Prison. For more information about the programs available at each facility, click on the specific listing in the Prison Insight directory.

The Canyons School District operates the South Park Academy at Utah State prison, and they give each inmate the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. Davis Applied Technology College offers Utah State Prison inmates six different vocational certificate programs.

Male inmates at Utah State Prison with substance abuse issues can participate in the Con-Quest program, and female inmates can join the ExCell program. Both residential programs operate on a therapeutic-community model.

UDC Sex Offense Treatment Program Description

Nearly one-third of the inmates in Utah's prison system are serving time for a sexual offense. The Sex Offense Treatment Program (SOTP) is primarily housed at the Utah State Prison in Draper. It is designed to last 15-24 months depending on identified risk factors and overall risk level.

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Careers at Utah State Prison

If you are interested in a career with the Utah Department of Corrections and would like more information about job listings at the Utah State Prison, click here.