Visit an inmate
An inmate may send you a visiting application or you may download one here. Fill out the form and submit it to: Inmate Visiting Office, P. O. Box 250, Draper, UT 84020.
If you pass a background check, you will be added to the inmate's approved visitors list. Minor children, with some exceptions, may visit inmates when accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other authorized family member. Please see the Visiting Rules page, linked here, for more details. Approval may take 21 to 45 days.
Visiting schedules are posted under the "Visitation" button on the Department's public website. Visitors are expected to follow the dress code and other rules, linked here, and may not bring any items to inmates. Visitors and their vehicles may be searched when entering prison property.
For questions about visiting, contact the Visiting Office at 801-576-7014.
Receive telephone calls
CenturyLink is the Inmate Telephone System provider for the Utah Department of Corrections as of Jan. 20, 2015. To establish a pre-paid account that allows an inmate to call you, call 888-506-8407 or click here to visit the website. You also can find more information about the Inmate Telephone System provided by CenturyLink by clicking on this link.
Click on the following link to learn about rates for the Inmate Telephone Service: Inmate Telephone System Rates.
Warning: The new CenturyLink Inmate Telephone Service IS NOT associated with a company called "IC Solutions" (Inmate Call Solutions). That company has a name that is nearly identical to that of the company CenturyLink uses to set up prepaid accounts — ICSolutions. Please be sure you are accessing the correct company at the website above when you set up your account.
For questions about the Inmate Telephone System, please contact 801-576-7684 (Utah State Prison) or 435-528-6500 (Central Utah Correctional Facility).
Send a letter
Inmates may begin receiving mail as soon as they arrive at prison.
Multilayered cards, crayon and marker drawings are not allowed. Inmates are allowed to have 25 photos in their possession; the photos can not be larger than 8x10, may not be Polaroids and must not be pornographic in nature. Inmates may not have photos of or including themselves. Inmates may not receive packages except when authorized for medical reasons.
Letters should be addressed as follows:
Inmate name and offender number
Utah State Prison
P. O. Box 250
Draper, UT 84020
Inmate name and offender number
Central Utah Correctional Facility
P. O. Box 550
Gunnison, UT 84634
For questions about mail issues only, please call 801-576-7956.
Put money in an inmate's account
The Utah Department of Corrections uses a third-party provider (Access Corrections) to handle deposits to inmate accounts. Money may be deposited on an inmate's account by mail, telephone, via the Internet or at kiosks at the main visiting entrances at the Utah State Prison and Central Utah Correctional Facility. You will need the inmate's full name and offender number.
By mail: Download payment form here and follow instructions provided.
By telephone: Call 1-866-345-1884 - A $6.95 transaction fee is applied for phone transactions.
By Internet: Visit AccessCorrections.com to establish an account. A $6.95 transaction fee is applied for internet transactions.
At kiosks in visiting areas: The kiosks are available during regular business hours and accept cash, debit or credit cards. A $3.50 per 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 has partnered with Cash Pay Today to provide walk-in locations that accept deposits to inmate accounts. Visit CashPayToday.com to register and find locations near you. For more information, call 844-340-2274.
For general questions about Inmate Accounting, please call 801-545-5500 or 801-576-7000.
Buy books and magazines for an inmate
Books may only be purchased through the prison Commissary and are sent directly to the prison by the book vendor. Each book is inspected before being delivered to an inmate. Family and friends may get a magazine subscription for an inmate by filling out a subscription form listing the inmate, his or her offender number and the facility address. Magazines are then mailed directly to the inmate by the publisher.
For questions about books, magazines or other inmate property issues, contact Inmate Property at 801-576-7951 or 801-576-7952.
Arrange a marriage ceremony
Marriages are set up through our Religious/Volunteer Services Office. The inmate will need to complete and submit an application. For more information, contact the Volunteer Services Office at 801-576-7817.