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.
Larry Benzon is the warden of the Utah State Prison.
Larry brings extensive correctional knowledge and a long-standing reputation as a stellar corrections professional to this position. Larry served in the US Army from 1984 to 1991. He started with Utah Department of Corrections in 1993 and promoted through the ranks working various custody levels and facilities at the prison. In 1999, he took a position in the Law Enforcement Bureau with the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force. He was promoted to Captain in 2001 where he gained oversight of the Security Enforcement Unit, SWAT and Uinta 1 housing unit. In 2014, Larry served as the training manager for the Pre-Service Academy. He has been Associate Warden at the Utah State Prison since February 2016. Larry’s depth of experience and his focus on developing the future leaders at the prison will serve us all well as he takes on this responsibility in a key position within the agency. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org