Utah Department of Corrections

THE FOLLOWING COVID-19 VISITING RULES ARE IN EFFECT:

Please note, as we resume in-person visiting, we are still following CDC guidelines and recommendations made by state and local health officials:

To facilitate a safe visiting process, up to two (2) visitors at a time will be allowed. The following requirements will also need to be met by all visitors:

  • Will need to be 18 and above
  • Live in the same household (must be verified)
  • Must not have been out of the country in the last 30 days 
  • Must not have been around anyone with Covid-19 for the last 14 days
  • Must have a temperature less than 100 degrees when arriving on prison property
  • Must wear a mask
  • No physical contact between inmates and visitors will be permitted
  • Visitors will need to fill out this form when they check-in for their visit.

IMPORTANT: When COVID restrictions are in place, visitors must be on time for scheduled visits. It is strongly recommended visitors arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled visit.

 

All visitors must pass through a body scanner. If you have a medical condition that may set off the scanner, please be prepared to provide proof from your doctor detailing which part of your body might set off the scanner (such as hip or knee replacements). It is important to do this before your first visit to eliminate the possibility of being turned away. Visitors with metal implants may be asked to submit to a clothed pat search.


Visitors are expected to read and understand all of the following rules:

  • Visitation is a privilege, not a right, afforded to inmates/visitors under the jurisdiction of the Utah Department of Corrections.
  • Visitors shall comply with all Department rules, policies and procedures.
  • Visitors are subject to search of their person, personal belongings and vehicle upon entering all prison facilities. Visitation may be denied for failure to submit to such search request.
  • Illegal and nuisance contraband is strictly prohibited.
  • Falsification of any visiting form may result in a visiting suspension.
  • Visitors who have questions regarding the rules, regulations and procedures are responsible to ask staff for clarification in order to thoroughly understand them.
  • Visitors not in compliance with visiting rules shall be warned and/or required to leave the visiting area.
  • Visiting rules apply without exception to all Utah correctional facilities. Due to the security concerns unique to maximum-security units and off-site medical facilities, additional rules may apply.
  • All adult visitors shall submit a renewal form annually. If visiting staff determine that a visitor has submitted an annual renewal form, staff shall notify the inmate or visitor. If visiting staff does not received a renewal form within 30 days, they shall remove the visitor from the inmate's approved visiting list.
  • All minor visitors will be automatically removed from an inmate's visiting list, without notification, on the minor's 18th birthday. It is the responsibility of the inmate to submit an adult application, prior to the minor's 18th birthday.
  • The Department shall not be responsible for the loss of personal items brought on prison property.
General Visitor Rules:
 
  • Visitors shall access only those areas specifically designated as visiting areas.
  • Personal property such as purses, wallets, paper money, coats, sweaters (used as an outer garment), blankets, writing paper, writing instruments, pictures, letters, etc. are not permitted in the visiting area. Visitors may not be permitted to bring in more than two vehicle keys. The keys should be on a small keyring.
  • Visitors and inmates should remain seated during their visit at all times, and they should remain three feet or more from any wall or door in the visiting area.
  • The inmate and visitor shall conduct themselves in a quiet, responsible manner.
  • Visitors shall leave promptly when the visit is over.
  • Visitors shall not be permitted to leave and re-enter the visiting area during a visit.
  • Visitors' restroom facilities shall be off-limits to inmates.
  • Visitors are not permitted access to inmate restroom facilities.
  • Children shall not be allowed to use restrooms without supervision by the visiting parent or other approved adult.
  • Any visitor found in possession of nuisance or illegal contraband may have their visiting privileges suspended, restricted or revoked and their name removed from the inmate's visiting list pending a review. Visitors with illegal contraband shall be referred to the Shift Commander for criminal prosecution.
  • Visitors with babies shall bring no more than one transparent baby bottle and no more than two diapers into the visiting area; sippy cups are not allowed.
  • Sanitation problems caused by children shall be taken care of immediately by the visitor.
  • Tobacco products, matches and lighters are prohibited in the visiting areas.
  • Food items (gum, candy, etc.) from outside the prison shall not be allowed.
  • Visitors shall not be permitted to bring pets or other animals onto prison property. Service dogs are permitted with application.
  • Visitors shall not be permitted to bring cameras or audio/video recording devices, cell phones or pagers into the visiting area.
  • Visitors shall visit with only the inmate they are approved to visit; inmates and visitors shall not visit with other visitors or other inmates during their visiting time.
  • Those visitors who have approval to be on more than one inmate's visiting list shall only visit with one inmate per visiting session. The Warden/designee shall make exceptions in writing, on a case-by-case basis.
Visitor Conduct:
 
  • Sexual contact between inmates and visitors such as petting, fondling, prolonged/open mouth kissing or other bodily contact is prohibited.
  • Any visitor/inmate who displays inappropriate or abusive behavior, foul and/or abusive language, or refuses to comply with Department rules, policies or procedures shall be denied entry into the visiting room or, if already in the visiting room, shall be required to leave the visiting area immediately.
  • Any visitor who exhibits signs or behaviors that indicate they may be under the influence of drugs or intoxicants shall be detained and the matter referred to the Shift Commander.
  • Inmates and the escorting adult visitor are responsible for controlling behavior of visiting children.
Visitor Dress Standards (Applies to both in-person and video visitation, unless otherwise noted):
  • Clothing must be worn at all times.
  • All clothing shall be knee length as determined by Visiting/Facility Staff.
  • Undergarments must be worn at all times and cannot be exposed.
  • Clothing may not be too tight, shear, torn, or otherwise revealing, as determined by Visiting/Facility Staff.
  • Any clothing that shows the bare shoulders, midriff, back, and/or cleavage is not allowed.
  • Clothing that displays gang insignia, offensive slogans, and/or obscene words, phrases and/or pictures are not allowed.
  • Religious attire may be worn but is subject to removal so it can be searched (In-Person Only).
  • Masks must be worn at all times (In-Person Only).
  • Shoes must be worn at all times (In-Person Only).
  • Hats, caps, hooded clothing and jackets, and bulky clothing items are not allowed (In-Person Only).
  • Any clothing that resembles inmate issued clothing as determined by Visiting/Facility Staff may not be worn (In-Person Only).
  • Sweaters, shawls, and other thin outerwear may be approved on a case-by-case basis by Visiting/Facility Staff (In-Person Only).
  • Excessive jewelry and/or any other items that cannot clear the scanners are not allowed. Exceptions for medical and/or ADA equipment can be made with an accompanying doctor’s note (In-Person Only).

Failure to comply with the dress code, and any staff instructions in relation to the dress code, will result in your visit being denied/terminated and/or suspension of your visiting privileges.

Due to time constraints with in-person visits, if you show up for your scheduled visit and are not in compliance with the dress code, your visit may be cancelled and you may be sent home.

Processing Visitors Entering Visiting Area:
 
  • Visitors 16 years of age and older shall present a government-issued identification card prior to being permitted to visit.
  • Visitors shall be screened with a body scanner, and must clear the body scanner, prior to visiting.
  • Visitors are subject to a search (i.e., ionizer, property, vehicle search) upon entering the prison and/or visiting area. Visitation may be denied for failure to submit to a search request. Visitors may refuse a search at any time, but shall immediately leave prison property and shall not be allowed to visit.
  • Visitor access should not be permitted during any scheduled visiting session if less than 30 minutes remain in the visiting session.
  • A maximum number of five visitors, including minors, will be allowed to visit an inmate per visiting session.
General Visiting Times and Duration:
 
  • Visiting times shall be scheduled and posted in advance.
  • Visitors shall not exceed two hours per visit per day.
  • The inmate's privilege matrix level shall determine the number of visits allowed per week/month.
  • Exceptions shall be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

    Level I and Level II Inmate Visiting:
  • Visitors shall present themselves to the VDS (Vehicle Direction Station) officer for clearance to the Uinta facility;
  • All visits shall be barrier;
  • Visits shall not exceed 90 minutes per visit;
  • Inmates and visitors shall remain seated on the chairs/benches provided during visits;