The Department of Corrections begins preparing offenders for release from the day they enter the prison system. That begins with assessments in Receiving & Orientation, where inmates’ education, treatment and life skills needs are evaluated. It continues as staff help inmates set goals for their recovery, rehabilitation and skill development so they will have the tools they need to lead a successful, crime-free life when they return to the community — as 95 percent of offenders do.


Below you’ll find overviews of the various evaluations and programs available to inmates during their incarceration.

Reentry Planning

The programming Division believes reentry planning begins on day one of incarceration.

Case Management

Reducing recidivism is a team effort that requires synchronizing individualized and targeted interventions at the right time and in the right place.

Substance Use Treatment

The Programming Division offers a comprehensive continuum of rehabilitation services.

Sex Offense Treatment

The Programming Division offers a myriad of services for persons who have sexually offended.


Incarcerated individuals, on average, are less educated than the general population. Many lack basic literacy...


The purpose of libraries is to provide high quality library services and materials that satisfy the educational, therapeutic and recreational needs of incarcerated individuals.


UDC is able to meet the spiritual needs of inmates while maintaining a separation of church and state.


The goal of the Nursery Program has always been, first and foremost, to develop and advance successful individuals who can contribute to...

Ethnic Minority Resource

The EMRO works with underserved populations by guiding them in optimizing therapeutic treatment services, mental health assistance, educational...

Volunteer Programs

A variety of programs offered at the state’s two prisons rely on volunteer help.

Programming Director

Anndrea Parrish

Anndrea Parrish was named Director of Institutional programming in March 2020.

Parrish joined the Office of the Legislative Auditor General in 2009 as a performance auditor, working on more than a dozen performance audits to improve programs, reduce costs and promote accountability. She evaluated a wide array of programs including corrections, courts, workforce services, health and child welfare.

She holds a Bachelor ofScience in Anthropology (2005) from the University of Utah and a Masters in Anthropology with an emphasis in evolutionary ecology (2009) from the University of Utah.