Is your family member, friend, or loved one due to release from prison soon? Please review the following information so you can be prepared for their release day.



Starting September 3, 2019, the Utah Department of Corrections will begin offering a Release Fair after completion of the Release Day Family/ Loved Ones Orientation Class.


The Release Day Family/ Loved Ones Orientation Class begins at 8:30 a.m. each Tuesday. The classes are held at the Stephen Anderson Building (1480 N. 8000 W Salt Lake City, UT 84116). This orientation last approximately 60 minutes at which time individuals who are scheduled for release from prison will be reunited with their family members to attend the release fair.


Booths will be set up from several state government, county government, nonprofit and faith based providers. These booths will allow individuals releasing to the community from incarceration the opportunity to connect with service providers and establish services they provide in a central area.


Additionally, those releasing from incarceration will be conducting their first “office check in” with Adult Probation and Parole after completion of the release fair. The individual releasing will meet with a member from the Adult Probation and Parole Release and Reentry Team in conjunction with their Adult Probation and Parole Field Supervision Agent through video conference to review the next steps of parole supervision.


This will help eliminate the immense time commitment family members and those releasing are facing by having to travel long distances to pick up their loved one from prison and additionally drive back to their local Adult Probation and Parole office to report to their field agent.


Stephen Anderson Building

1480 N. 8000 W

Salt Lake City, UT 84116



  • When picking up the offender we ask that you limit the number of family members to one adult (and no children). You will need to have a valid driver’s license for the driver and IDs for all other adults in the vehicle. Individuals on parole or probation are not allowed on property.


  • Only one vehicle per releasing offender will be allowed on facility property.


  • Do not bring your pets. Animals are prohibited from being left in your vehicle. If your pet is a registered service animal you will be asked to provide documentation.


  • Please bring the releasing offender the following clothing items, one (1) shirt and one (1) pair of pants. All other clothing items must remain in your vehicle until the offender is released. (Shoes, belts, hats, gloves etc.)


  • Once you arrive you will need to check in at the Northeast corner of the Stephen Anderson Building. You will need to provide your ID and inform the UDC staff member which offender you are picking up.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where does a person get released?

Releases/Paroles are processed every Tuesday. Most releases are processed and completed at the Northeast corner of the Stephen Anderson building (1480 N. 8000 W Salt Lake City, UT 84116). Refer to the Offender Search tab to verify a Parole/Release date or go to

My loved one is paroling to a Community Correctional Center (CCC/Halfway House), what do I need to do?

Nothing is required from you. Our Department of Corrections staff will transport the offender to the designated CCC on his/her release day.

My loved one is housed in a County Jail. How do I know if he or she will be releasing from the Draper Prison or the County Jail?

The release team will not have that information until the Monday before the scheduled release day. We ask that you e-mail us at to verify this information.

I am unable to pick up my loved one on release day, is transportation provided?

A member of our release team will take offenders who do not have rides on release day to a UTA Trax station near the Utah State Correctional Facility (additional details will be provided on a case-by-case basis). Those who do not have a ride will be released last.