Visitation

 

***** NOTICE: Virtual visitation will resume on Monday, August 15th. *****

 

***** NOTICE: In-person visiting has resumed. Inmates currently receive one (1) free 15-minute phone call per week. *****

 

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.

 

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.

 

Click to view our Visitor Application Forms.

 

THE FOLLOWING VISITING RULES ARE IN EFFECT:

  • Up to three (3) visitors at a time will be allowed.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled visiting time to begin the check-in process. Visitors who arrive after the 30-minute mark will not be admitted and will have to reschedule their visit.
  • Visitors who arrive not wearing appropriate clothing will not be admitted and will have to reschedule.
  • Drinks may be purchased for inmates and visitors. However, drinks cannot to be shared.
  • Masks are now optional during a visit.
  • A brief hug and kiss will be allowed at the end of a visit. Prolonged hugs or kisses will result in a warning or suspension.
  • Visits (in-person or video) that are cancelled for any reason, including technical issues, will not be made up.

 

NOTE: All protocols are subject to change at any time.

 

Learn how to schedule a video visit here:

Learn more about video visiting here: https://corrections.utah.gov/visit-an-inmate/video-visiting/

Visiting Cautions

Visiting Cautions

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

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:

  • 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 Visitation Rules

General Visitation 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

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

All visitors shall adhere to the following visitor dress standards:

Visitors must be fully clothed including footwear;

All clothing shall be knee length when standing including slits in garments;

Undergarments must be worn at all times and cannot be exposed; and

Religious attire may be worn but is subject to removal so it can be searched.

The following types of clothing shall not be allowed:

Any clothing, taken as a whole, that resembles inmate issued clothing;

Transparent, tight, revealing or sheer clothing;

Any items that may not pass the metal detector;

Any type of shirt that shows the bare shoulders, midriff or back and low cut shirts that show cleavage;

Clothing that displays gang insignia, offensive slogans or obscene words, phrases or pictures;

Hats, hoods, caps, hooded tops and/or jackets with hoods and

No more than 3 items of jewelry.

Processing Visitors Entering Visiting Area

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.
  • A maximum number of three visitors, will be allowed to visit an inmate per visiting session.

General Visiting Times and Durations

Visiting times shall be scheduled and posted in advance.

Visitors should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled visitation time. If visitors arrive late, they will be turned away.

Visitors shall not exceed one hour per visit per day without visiting captain/designee approval.

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:

All in-person visits shall be barrier;

In-person visits shall not exceed 60 minutes per visit;

Inmates and visitors shall remain seated on the chairs/benches provided during in-person visits.

Contact

1480 North 8000 West
Salt Lake City
UT 84116

Phone: 1-801-522-7044