Power of Attorney Documentation
A power of attorney is a legal document in which one person (called the “principal”) gives to another person (the “agent,” or sometimes called the “attorney in fact”) authority to act on behalf of the principal.
A power of attorney can be very broad, allowing the agent to perform a variety of tasks. For example:
- handling bank accounts
- selling real property
- running a business
- applying for public benefits
It can also be very limited and restrict the agent to one or more very specific tasks. For example, selling one specific piece of real property. The agent cannot use the principal’s assets in a way that is against the principal’s wishes.
To visit clients at either the Utah State Correctional Facility in Salt Lake or the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison, you must fill out an application.
USCF: As of August 1, 2023, attorneys/representatives will need to schedule a legal access visit at USCF. This will ensure the availability of your inmate client and reduce administrative delays or possible security problems. Electronics: smartwatches, cameras, tape recorders, cell phones, laptops, or any Wi-Fi-capable devices must be cleared in advance by the Warden’s Office, prior to arriving on prison property.
Attorney/legal representatives of record shall complete the Legal Access Application and Agreement every year, from January 1 through December 31. Please see the application here.
Please use this document to schedule a visit: Schedule a legal visit at USCF
CUCF: Before visiting a client, you must check in with the Warden’s Office. At the Central Utah Correctional Facility, the Warden’s Office is in the main entrance building.
If you plan to send a legal representative or investigator, please provide a letter from the Attorney of Record authorizing them to meet with your client. Attorneys/representatives may conduct business with their inmate clients at the USCF Facility, Monday through Friday, 0800-1100 hours, and 1300-1500 hours. Prior clearance from the Warden/designee may be obtained for times not addressed above for exigent circumstances. This request will need to be approved by the Warden/designee so please provide a justification.
Please note: You will still be required yearly to fill out and sign paperwork agreeing with the rules of the institution and pass a background and bar license check.
Client Telephone Calls
In limited circumstances, an attorney of record for an inmate may be able to set up a telephone call with a client. You will need to have an approved, valid application (listing your Utah State Bar number) and background check on file with the Warden’s Office at either the Utah State Correctional Facility or the Central Utah Correctional Facility.
To set up a telephone call, you will need to contact the Warden’s Office. If approved, the Warden’s Office will contact the appropriate case manager to arrange a call.
If you have received a court-approved expungement order on behalf of a client and would like to file it with the Utah Department of Corrections in an effort to update our records, please contact Tavin Forsythe-Barker at email@example.com or 385-312-2226.
Complaints, summons or other legal documents may be served on an inmate via the Warden’s Office by in-person delivery, fax or mail. There is no charge for this service. The inmate will be asked to sign the Department’s certification of service letter at the time of delivery; that form will then be mailed to the attorney as proof of service.
The email for the Utah State Correctional Facility Warden’s Office is UDC-USCFwardensoffice@utah.gov.
The email for the Central Utah Correctional Facility Warden’s Office is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inmate’s Name and Offender Number
c/o Warden’s Office
Utah State Correctional Facility
P. O. Box 165300
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Central Utah Correctional Facility
255 E. 300 North
Gunnison, UT 84634
Visits with Specialists
If you would like to have your client meet with a specialist (i.e. psychologist, polygrapher, etc.), you will need to send the Warden’s Office a letter identifying the purpose of the visit and the specialist, along with background clearance information (full name, date of birth and driver license number).