One of our goals is to empower families to help their loved one succeed while incarcerated. On this page you will learn about the in-person orientations available to family and friends of those incarcerated, as well as link to a series of helpful videos.


Orientation Meetings

Corrections hosts a quarterly meeting for family and friends to learn about what to expect when a loved one is incarcerated and how to navigate the prison system. The hour-long meeting features presentations from various prison staff, from clinical services to programming.  The meeting is held at the Fred House Academy, 14727 Minuteman Dr. in Draper. For additional information, please call 801-576-7320.

Orientation Videos

If you are unable to make it to the quarterly meeting, no worries! The Department has created a series of videos that provide an introduction to various aspects of the prison system’s operations. The videos currently available are linked below. Others will be added in the new future.

Receiving and Orientation


Inmate Accounting and Telephones

Property and Mail

Healthcare Services

Inmate Programs

Inmate Placement Program

Justice Reinvestment Initiative

Utah Board of Pardons and Parole