16 Jun In-person visiting resuming June 18
Beginning June 18, 2021, the Utah Department of Corrections will resume in-person visitation.
Each inmate will be allowed one (1) 40-minute in-person visit or one (1) 30-minute tablet visit per month. Visits must be scheduled in advance and can be done here.
Loved ones wishing to visit in person must follow our normal visiting rules and those needed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
To facilitate a safe visiting process, up to two (2) visitors at a time will be allowed. The following requirements will also need to be met by all visitors:
- Will need to be 18 and above
- Live in the same household (must be verified)
- Must not have been out of the country in the last 30 days
- Must not have been around anyone with Covid-19 for the last 14 days
- Must have a temperature less than 100 degrees when arriving on prison property
- Must wear a mask
- No physical contact between inmates and visitors will be permitted
- Visitors will need to fill out this form when they check-in for their visit.
Due to the closure over the last year, please verify that you have current approval to visit by contacting the facility.
If you have any questions, please contact 801-576-7014.
Frequently asked questions concerning visiting
Why are visits limited to only one per month?
COVID-19 protocols are still stringent within congregate living environments, including correctional facilities. In order to facilitate in-person visiting, the Department is in accordance with state and local health departments, and CDC recommendations.
These protocols — including social distancing — impact virtual visits, as they occur in our designated visiting areas.
It’s also important to note that our Department continues to work through technical difficulties, and several areas can only accommodate a certain amount of tablet visits at one time due to internet bandwidth limitations.
We hope to accommodate more visits, both virtually and in-person, in the near future. We will continue to provide updates.
Will maximum security inmates have access to in-person visits?
Yes, unless restricted by the offender’s housing unit or privilege level.
Will the visits be a full barrier? What should families expect?
Level 2 and barrier-restricted offenders will be a normal barrier, and non-restricted offenders will be at a table with a CDC-approved barrier.
No physical contact will be allowed. Any contact will result in immediate termination of visit and suspension of visiting privileges.
When families fill out the google form will they receive a confirmation or reminder?
They will receive a status email two to four days in advance.
Do families need to arrive early for their in-person visit?
Families will need to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled session starts. At 5 minutes before the session, we will no longer let people in for that session due to check-in requirements. Visitors will need to fill out this form when they check-in for their visit.
Communications office, June 16, 2021