Utah Department of Corrections

Utah Department of Corrections honors the memory of the following officers who died in the line of duty. Their service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

mathew burgher  Mathew B. Burgher | Warden | March 16, 1876 

Warden Mathew B. Burgher died March 16, 1876 from injuries sustained while attempting to stop an escape at the Utah Territorial Prison.

 edwin fisher Edwin J. Fisher | Corrections Officer | June 1, 1955

Corrections Officer Edwin J. Fisher died on June 1, 1955 after being stabbed by an inmate during an attack in the Utah State Prison's boiler room.

 don wagstaff Don Wagstaff | Corrections Officer | December 23, 1970

Corrections Officer Don Wagstaff died December 23, 1970 from injuries received during an inmate attack while supervising a prison work crew at the Utah State Prison farm.

 fred house  Fred House | Corrections Officer | January 28, 1988

Corrections Officer Fred F. House died January 28, 1988 when he was shot and killed during a standoff at the Singer Farm near Marion, Utah. 

stephen anderson Stephen Anderson | Corrections Officer | June 25, 2007

Corrections Officer Stephen Anderson died on June 25, 2007 after being fatally shot by an inmate while supervising the inmate's medical transport at University of Utah Medical Center.

These officers are recognized on the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial at the Utah State Capitol.


Residents of the Con-Quest program discuss their lives during a panel presentation. 


Public awareness panels: Panel presentations by residents of the Con-Quest and ExCell programs at the Utah State Prison or inmates at the Central Utah Correctional Facility are designed to help the public understand events that lead to incarceration and the realities of prison life. During the presentations, inmates share their individual stories and answer questions. In addition to promoting public understanding, the interactions give inmates an opportunity to reflect on their own actions and bad decision-making, while providing a cautionary tale to at-risk youth and others.

Individuals interested in attending a panel presentation at the Utah State Prison must be at least 14 years of age and must pass a background clearance. Minors must be accompanied by an adult 21 or over. Requests to participate must be made 45 days in advance. For more information, call 801-576-8237.

Individuals interested in attending a panel presentation at Central Utah Correctional Facility must be at least 14 years of age and must pass a background clearance. Minors must be accompanied by an adult 21 or over. Requests to participate must be made 45 days in advance. For more information, contact Jeanette Anderson (janderso@utah.gov) or Michelle Julander (majulander@utah.gov) or by telephone 435-528-6222.

Panel presentations take place on the following schedule:

Central Utah Correctional Facility: Check for availability. Panels are usually held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (50 people maximum)

Promontory Men's Evening Panel: First and second Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (50 people maximum)

Promontory Men's Day Panel: Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (80 people maximum)

Timpanogos Women's Evening Panel: Fourth Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (40 people maximum)

Timpanogos Women's Day Panel: Second Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (60 people maximum)


Need a quick bite while visiting the Utah State Prison? Check out the Serving Time Cafe, a restaurant staffed by female inmates and open to the public.

The cafe, operated by Utah Correctional Industries, is located adjacent to the prison at 14072 Pony Express Rd. Watch for the cafe's banner along the frontage road at the parking lot for the Olympus Facility and Utah Correctional Industries' showroom.

The Serving Time Cafe serves quick grab items plus hot lunches, including gourmet hamburgers. Menu items includes hamburgers, deli sandwiches and chicken strips. Breakfast items will be served starting April 22, 2019. The cafe also offers catering services (box lunches, deli platters) for business lunches, retirement parties and conferences. Click here to see a menu.

The cafe opened on Dec. 7, 2009, with three staff and five female inmate employees. 

Many of the women who work in the cafe have earned vocational certificates in culinary arts through Davis Technology College and aspire to work as cooks at a community correctional centers or restaurant. The cafe provides them with the real-world experience of working in a fast-paced restaurant environment. They fill every role: dishwasher, dining room attendant, prep cook, baker, and cook. 

Some women may never use the cooking skills they gain at the cafe, but they learn what it means to hold down a legitimate job and how to get along in the workplace — skills they never had a chance to develop before coming to prison.

The cafe is open weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The hours will change to 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting April 22, 2019.

Note: The cafe is closed on federal and state holidays.





       The Utah State Prison Honor Guard Team

The Utah Department of Corrections has two Honor Guard teams — one at the Utah State Prison and one at the Central Utah Correctional Facility — available to present the colors and/or perform the National Anthem at funeral services, community conferences, sporting events, parades and other events.  Also if there is a death of a retired officer,  We do provide services for retired members at the Warden's discretion.


Central Utah Correctional Facility Honor Guard

If you'd like one of our Honor Guard teams to participate in an event, contact Susan Partridge at 385-224-3753 (Utah State Prison Honor Guard) or Rick Rasmussen at 435-340-0264 (Central Utah Correctional Facility Honor Guard).


                                    cadets graduate


Contact Information:
Utah Department of Corrections Training Division
Larry H. Miller Campus
Salt Lake Community College
410 W. 9800 South, Sandy, UT 84070
Telephone: 801-256-2450

Fred House Training Academy
14727 S. Minuteman Dr.
Draper, UT 84020

Training Director: Kirk Christensen 

The Utah Department of Corrections Training Division works with the POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training council) to provide pre-service training for cadets and in-service training for certified officers. The Training Division also provides classes in leadership and motivational interviewing techniques for officers.


The Utah Department of Corrections, through its pre-service Training Academy, prepares new Correctional Officers and certified staff to work at the prison, related facilities and county jails. 

Please see statejobs.utah.gov for information about current openings.


It is the mission of the Department's Training Academy to establish and maintain a foundation of professionalism and education for correctional staff throughout the State of Utah.

Our commitment to the Department's mission and staff success is the driving force by which we develop and deliver our in-service training. We act as mentors and guide Corrections staff in their training endeavors. We encourage staff to serve as examples to the public and to their peers. Staff are taught to carry out the duties assigned to them in a manner that will limit liability and ensure staff safety, while also keeping in mind our commitment to the public and the offenders placed in our custody.