USCF VISITING UPDATE: On 3/1/2023, the Utah State Correctional Facility will change the length of in-person visiting from one (1) hour to two (2) hours. Though there will be fewer visiting sessions, the additional visiting length will allow more visiting hours during the day. More visiting spots per session may be opened as needed due to demand.
All offenders will still receive the same number of visits per their privilege level attached 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)
As we open new visiting opportunities, please remember the following rules:
– All kisses and hugs must be brief. Any prolonged kisses, open mouth kisses and hugs will result in suspensions from visiting.
– All visitors will be required to remove their shoes during the screening process. Visitors who refuse will be turned away.
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.
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:
Learn more about video visiting here: https://corrections.utah.gov/visit-an-inmate/video-visiting/
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:
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.
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:
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):
3. The following types of clothing shall NOT be allowed:
Visiting times shall be scheduled and posted in advance.
Visitors should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled visitation time.
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.
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.
Before visiting a client, you must check in with the Warden’s Office at each facility. 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.
Beginning July 1, 2023, 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. 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.
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.
Please note: You will still be required yearly to fill out and sign paperwork agreeing with the rules of the institution and pass a background and bar license check.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visiting Capt. Nicholes: email@example.com
Visiting Lt. Gull: firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Utah Correctional Facility
PO Box 550
Gunnison, UT 84634