14425 Bitterbrush Lane
Draper, Utah 84020
The Utah State Prison moved to its present location in 1951. Today, it houses approximately 4,500 offenders (male and female) in eight separate facilities. Inmates at the Utah State Prison are able, depending on their status and individual needs, to engage in a variety of programs, including high school education, vocational training, sex-offender treatment and intensive residential substance abuse treatment.
Movement for all inmates eligible to participate in various programs is restricted to specific times; staff conduct several counts each day to account for each and every inmate in the prison system.
The Canyons School District operates the South Park Academy at the prison, which provides inmates with the opportunity to earn high school diplomas. Davis Applied Technology College offers six different vocational certificate programs for Utah State Prison inmates.
Male inmates with substance abuse issues may participate in the Con-Quest program, while the ExCell program offers the same opportunity for female inmates. Both residential programs operate on a therapeutic-community model.
For information on individual facilities within the Utah State Prison complex, see links on the right.
Robert Powell is the warden of the Utah State Prison.
Powell has served with the Utah Department of Corrections since 1986, when he began his career as a correctional officer at the prison. He has had the opportunity to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on behalf of diverse populations.
During his career he has served in positions of leadership from sergeant through lieutenant, captain and deputy warden. Powell accepted the appointment to associate warden in October 2014. He was named warden in October 2019.
Among his many accomplishments during his career, he has had the opportunity to open buildings, implement restrictive housing, transition O-track, enhance recognition of female offenders and has been committed to the development of staff.