Prisons & Visitation
The Utah Department of Corrections operates two (2) prison facilities. The most visible of the two for most Utahns is the Utah State Prison in Draper at the Point of the Mountain. The second is Central Utah Correctional Facility (CUCF) in Gunnison. Additionally, Corrections contracts with 21 of the state's county jails to house some State offenders in those facilities' empty beds. Through this cooperative effort, the state gains bed space and the counties gain economic development since the state pays a daily rate for using the county beds.
Utah State Prison (Draper)
The Utah State Prison in Draper first began housing State inmates in 1951. Today, it can hold as many as approximately 4,500 inmates in its eight (8) facilities: Wasatch, Oquirrh, Olympus, Uinta, Timpanogos, Promontory, Lone Peak, or SSD. USP houses both male and female offenders and offers a variety of educational, programming, treatment, and work opportunities.
The Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison first opened in 1990. Today, it can hold as many as 1,600 male offenders within its two main facilities. Like USP, CUCF offers a variety of programming, educational, work, treatment and similar opportunities for offenders.
Corrections encourages family and loved ones of inmates to visit them as their privileges allow. Studies have shown those offenders who visit regularly with their support bases have a markedly improved chance of succeeding when they are eventually released back into the community. It is, however, important to review the rules and visitation regulations prior to attempting to visit an offender, whether he/she is housed in Draper, Gunnison, or one of the county jails. Click here for more information.
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