The Utah Department of Corrections encourages family and friends of inmates to visit them as their privilege level allows. Visitors must be approved and must make an appointment prior to visiting.
Email is our main source of communication. Please look out for changes or cancelations to visits. With our current staffing shortage and the number of tasks our visiting staff must handle, we may not answer the phone when you call. An email is the best way to ensure you receive a timely answer to your inquiry.
When you submit a visitor application or a request for visitation, our response will come via email. DO NOT attempt to call to confirm a visitation time the day of the visit.
Studies have shown that inmates who visit regularly with supporters have a markedly improved chance of success when they are eventually released back into the community.
It is, however, important to review visitation regulations prior to attempting to meet with an offender, whether he or she is housed at the Utah State Correctional Facility, Central Utah Correctional Facility or in one of the county jails.
You can find information about our regulations below, as well as current visiting schedules here.
Please check our website regularly to find out whether any special conditions apply to the facility you plan to visit. The conditions may change daily.
Please arrive 10 minutes early for video visiting and 30 minutes early for in-person visiting.
Click to view our Visitor Application Forms.
Click to use our Online Visiting Application.
Learn how to schedule a video visit here:
We ask visitors who answer “yes” to one or more of the following questions to not enter our facilities because of the risk they may pose to themselves, our inmates and staff:
1. Do you have a fever, sore throat, muscle aches, joint aches, and shortness of breath or a cough? (If it has been more than 10 days since you last experienced these symptoms, you will be allowed to visit).
2. Are you currently feeling ill or feel you are in need of medical care?
3. Are you currently being treated for any contagious illness?
While the prison and its personnel do understand the inconvenience not being able to visit can cause, we appreciate your help in maintaining public health and safety.
Introduction to Visitation
All visitors must pass through a body scanner. If you have a medical condition that may set off the body scanner, please be prepared to provide proof from your doctor detailing which part of your body might set off the detector (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 are expected to read and understand all of the following rules:
General Visitation Rules
Visitor Dress Standards
All visitors shall adhere to the following visitor dress standards:
1. The attire must be conservative.
2. All visitors shall adhere to the following visitor dress standards (PROCEDURE FD04 – Visiting Revised: 7/11/2022 PUBLIC Page 4 of 22):
a. visitors must be fully clothed;
b. visitors must wear shoes or closed-toe sandals;
c. all clothing (e.g. skirts, dresses, capris) including slits in the garments, shall be knee-length or longer when standing;
d. buttons and zippers must remain fastened;
e. female adults and physically-mature minor female visitors must wear a bra and undergarments; and
f. religious attire, e.g. scarves, head wraps, etc. may be worn but is subject to removal so it can be searched; and
g. layered clothing may be approved on a case-by-case basis. If approved, the clothing is subject to search.
3. The following types of clothing shall NOT be allowed:
a. any clothing, which resembles inmate-issued clothing or staff-issued uniforms;
b. camouflage-patterned items (e.g. military-type clothing or military fatigues);
c. transparent or sheer clothing, including “burn-out” fabrics, yoga pants, or leggings;
d. any items that may not pass the body scanner or screening process, e.g. wired bras, excessive jewelry, pants with excessive buttons or zippers, etc.;
e. open weave sweaters or blouses (i.e., lace);
f. medical clothing (e.g. scrubs);
g. strapless, tube tops, halter, low cut/backless, spaghetti straps or tops that expose the midriff; sleeveless tops/dresses, tank tops, wrap-around dresses or shirts, and/or any item of clothing that expose the chest and back;
h. tight-fitting clothing (e.g. leggings, Jeggings, and spandex);
i. attire displaying obscene/offensive, derogatory language or drawing;
j. attire displaying gang association/ gang-related depiction;
k. hats, hoods, or caps; and l. clothing fads that expose excessive amounts of skin, e.g. grunge, ripped, distressed, fatigued, destroyed, etc.
Processing Visitors Entering Visiting Area
General Visiting Times
Level I and Level II Inmate Visiting:
Visiting & Privilege Levels
All offenders will still receive the same number of visits per their privilege level listed below:
a – No visits
b – 1 barrier visit per month
c – 2 barrier visits per month
d – 2 barrier visits per month
e – 3 barrier visits per month
f – 3 barrier visits per month
GENERAL POPULATION LEVELS:
g – 2 visits per month (1 In person and 1 video visit)
h – 3 visits per month (1 In person and 2 video visits)
i – 4 visits per month (2 In person and 2 video visits)
j – 5 visits per month (2 In person and 3 video visits)
k – 8 visits per month (4 In person and 4 video visits)
l – 12 visits per month (6 In person and 6 video visits)
To visit clients at either the Utah State Correctional Facility in Salt Lake or the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison, you must fill out an application, available at the Warden’s Office at either facility. As part of the application, which must be renewed annually, you will need to provide your Utah State Bar card and pass a background check.
Electronics: smartwatches, cameras, tape recorders, cell phones, laptops, or any Wi-Fi-capable devices must be cleared in advance by the Warden’s Office, prior to arriving on prison property. Please call 801-522-7001 or email UDC-USCFWardensoffice@utah.gov to schedule your legal access visit at USCF.
Attorneys/representatives should call or email in advance to schedule a legal access visit at USCF. This will ensure the availability of your inmate client and reduce administrative delays or possible security problems. At the Utah State Correctional Facility, the Warden’s Office in the Stephen R. Anderson Building in front of the Screening Building. At the Central Utah Correctional Facility, the Warden’s Office is in the main entrance building.
If you plan to send a legal representative or investigator, please provide a letter from the Attorney of Record authorizing them to meet with your client. Attorneys/representatives may conduct business with their inmate clients at the USCF Facility, Monday through Friday, 0800-1100 hours, and 1300-1500 hours. Prior clearance from the Warden/designee may be obtained for times not addressed above for exigent circumstances. This request will need to be approved by the Warden/designee so please provide a justification.
Utah State Correctional Facility
PO Box 165300
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 1-801-522-7046 (between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.); If call not answered, try again or, for quickest response, email email@example.com.
Visiting Capt. Nicholes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting Lt. Gull: email@example.com
Central Utah Correctional Facility
PO Box 550
Gunnison, UT 84634