Visit an inmate
Due to COVID-19, in-person visiting is currently suspended at the Utah State Prison in Draper and the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison.
At this time, visiting (along with volunteer and religious services) will continue to remain on hold through February 15, 2021. We continue to meet and discuss how we can hopefully return to a new normal in the near future, and provide these opportunities again.
We will continue to offer 10 free 15 minute phone calls per week.
We are excited to announce that the Utah Department of Corrections' video visitation system has launched at the Utah State Prison. Get the details here.
An inmate may send you a visiting application or you may download one on the Visitor Application Forms page. 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, 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, and may not bring any items to inmates. Visitors and their vehicles may be searched when entering prison property.
Check out the Visitation Section of our website for additional information. You can also contact the Visiting Office at 801-576-7014.
Receive telephone calls
The Utah Department of Corrections will move its phone system at the Utah State Prison in Draper (USP) and the Central Utah Correctional Facility (CUCF) in Gunnison to the new vendor Global Tel*Link Corporation (GTL). The new system will go live on April 5, 2021, for USP and April 7, 2021, for CUCF.
The rates going into effect are lower than with the previous vendor. Exact costs are listed below.
As implemented at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department will continue to provide 10 free 15-minute phone calls per week. Additionally, GTL has committed to provide one free five-minute phone call per incarcerated person per week for the life of the contract.
Families and friends of incarcerated individuals can set up their account here: https://web.connectnetwork.com/
For questions about the Inmate Telephone System, please contact 801-576-7684 (Utah State Prison) or 435-528-6000 (Central Utah Correctional Facility).
Send a letter
Inmates may begin receiving mail as soon as they arrive at prison.
Only single layer white envelopes and single layer white paper or stationary are allowed. Ruled white paper or stationary (writing paper printed with lines as a guide for handwriting) is also allowed.
The following types of envelopes, paper or stationary, and cards are prohibited:
- Color envelopes (including manila and multi-layer envelopes)
- Color paper or stationary
- Greeting cards, card stock or other multi-layered paper or stationary
In addition, mail with paint, chalk, crayons, markers or highlighters used on the incoming envelope or its contents will be denied.
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
Find the offender's number using the Inmate Search Feature.
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. Download the deposit options here. Kiosks are 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 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 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.
Buy books, magazines, MP3 and music 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.
For information on ordering MP3 or music for an inmate, you can follow this link: https://corrections.utah.gov/index.php/family-friends/20-friends-family/1208-commissary-mp3-ordering
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. (Please note: Marriage ceremonies are currently on hold due to the ongoing pandemic.)
Pick up an offender on release day
Releases/Paroles are processed every Tuesday. You can find rules and details about pick up locaitons and times on the Release Day Information tab on this website. Most releases are processed and completed at the Utah State Prison in Draper at 14425 Bitterbrush Ln S, Draper, UT 84020. Refer to the Offender Search tab to verify a Parole/Release date or go to bop.utah.gov.