Utah State Prison Information
The Utah State Prison, managed by the Utah Department of Corrections was opened in 1951 to replace the Sugar House prison that shut down that same year. The prison is located 20 miles to the southwest of Salt Lake City in Draper, Utah. When the prison was first opened the area around it was rural with not a lot of buildings around. Ever since its inception, however, residential neighborhoods, as well as business parks, have come up in the adjacent areas. With a capacity of over 4000 inmates, this large prison has both female and male inmates who are housed in separate units. The prison has units that are the minimum security right up to supermax security for prisoners incarcerated for various crimes. The facility also has an execution chamber.
State Prison Utah Address:
14425 Bitterbrush Ln S
Draper, Utah 84020
State Prison Utah Phone: 801-576-7000
State Prison Utah Mailing Address:
Utah State Prison
P.O. Box 250
Draper, UT 84020-0250 – you must mention the inmate's name and ID number
State Prison Utah Inmates
The prison facility can house over 4000 inmates – both male and female
State Prison Utah Warden Information
In early 2017, Larry Benzon was appointed as the warden of the Utah State Prison. He supervises the employees at the facility as well as the inmates all across the Draper prison grounds.
State Prison Utah Visitation
The inmates at the Utah State Prison are allowed visitors on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday between 8 am and 5 pm. The visitation schedules are decided based on the facility you want to visit as well as the inmate’s ID number. So it is important that you send in your application for a visit before you head to the prison. The prison does not allow visitors between 1.30 am and 12 noon. If we arrive at the prison after 3.30 pm, you will not be able to visit an inmate as the orison stops allowing visitors on at 3.30 pm. Visitors can meet with inmates for no more than 2 hours a day and you can visit thrice in four days.
State Prison Utah Visitation Rules
There are several rules in place that inmates, as well as visitors, must follow in order to maintain decorum during visitation hours. Some of the rules are mentioned below.
- Visitors shall follow the schedule set by the prison authorities and will follow the USP policies while visiting an inmate.
- Visitors will be searched when they reach the prison premises. All their personal belongings, as well as their vehicle, will be searched thoroughly before they are allowed in the visitation area.
- Visitors must fill in visitation forms. Any falsification in these forms will result in the individual being denied of visiting an inmate. Illegal objects shall not be allowed on prison premises.
- All inmates are required to submit a form with names of those who shall be allowed to visit him or her while in prison. This form will have to be renewed every 12 months. If the form isn’t renewed, the names shall be taken off the visitation list within 30 days.
- Minors are allowed to visit the prison under supervision. On the 18th birthday of the minor, they will automatically be removed from the visitation list. The inmate can notify the authorities on the 18th birthday of the minor and must get him or she added to the visitor list again.
- Visitors will only be allowed in the designated areas for visits and will not be allowed to leave those areas and wander into other areas of the facility. Visitors must leave promptly once the visiting time is over. Visitors are not allowed to bring pets while visiting the prison.
- You can find a comprehensive list of regulations while visiting the premises here.