Utah Inmate Search

Utah Inmate Search

The public record of Utah prison inmates’ search is available to the public upon request. Therefore information such as the full name, nationality, gender, and date of birth of the requested individual is easily accessible, in accordance with the United States law. Additional arrest records may include criminal detail and charges, mugshot pictures, sums of the bail bond, and dates of imminent court or release are also made available depending on the requestor.

How Do I Find an Inmate in Utah?

Utah prison inmates search can be done through the website of the Department of Corrections (DOC). By accessing their website, an individual can extend their inquiry to the Public Information Unit to obtain information about the Utah prison inmate searched. This unit will only provide the requestor with information of current inmates within the facility, and will not disclose any information regarding discharged individuals.

Alternatively, individuals can utilize the online Offender Search function on the Department’s website to obtain records of prison inmates such as their public criminal record check, charges, court date of release, mugshots, and even housing location. Plus, most of the county jails in Utah also provides an inmate locator feature on their website for inmates housed in their jail. This feature will help narrow down the search list of the detainee.

All these functions are excellent for locating county jail inmates, prison inmates, or correctional facilities inmates, on condition that personal information – such as full name, gender, and/or date of birth – of inmates are provided during the request.

Where are Utah inmates housed?

Utah inmates are placed in either one of the two-State prisons or one of the county jails that are qualified to house them. The incarceration of an inmate is determined based on their gender, classification and security level, employment status, and rehabilitative opportunities, along with management issues and availability of space within the facility. Further information regarding the facility can be obtained on the Draper Facility page at the State of Utah DOC website.

Aside from the two prisons – Draper Prison and Gunnison Prison – inmates in Utah are also housed in county jails spread throughout the state. Among the 20 county jails,  the 3 most popular counties based on their inmate populations are the Salt Lake County Jail, the  Utah County Jail, and the Davis County Jail.

Salt Lake County Jail

As the county with the most number of residents, reaching almost 1.2 million, the Salt Lake County jail also houses the most number of inmates at 1,337 people with security level minimum to maximum.  This Salt Lake City jail is supervised by Sheriff Rosie Rivera followed by four other Sheriff’s Office command staff.

Utah County Jail

Utah county holds a population of more than half a million citizens. With this number, Utah County jail housed the second-highest number of inmates at approximately 942 inmates from a total capacity of 1092 from minimum to maximum security level. Female inmates are housed in between seven women’s facility units, while male inmates are housed in between fifteen men’s facility units.

Davis County Jail

Located at Farmington, Utah, this jail has an average of 658 inmates housed from a total capacity of 776. This county jail is at a medium-security level and houses both male and female inmates under the supervision of Sheriff Kelly V. Sparks. The prisoners here are housed based on the crimes they committed, current risk assessment, and their behavior.

How do you contact an inmate in Utah?

Utah detainees in prisons are only contactable via mail and are not allowed to receive incoming calls. However, as required by state directives, inmates can make outgoing phone calls only to approved individuals. In order to receive calls from the state of Utah inmates, they must create an account with the vendor who is approved by the Utah DOC either through the website CenturyLink or through a phone call at 888-506-8407.

Letters from friends and family of the jail inmate should follow the standard mail regulation laid out by the Department of Corrections. Complying with these rules will reduce the chances of your letter being rejected by the correctional officer in charge.

The only envelopes allowed for are single layer white envelopes and single layer white paper or stationery with the exception of ruled white paper (writing paper printed with lines as guides for handwriting).

Prohibited envelopes, paper, or stationery of mails include:

  1. Colored envelopes (inclusive of manila and multi-layered envelopes)
  2. Color paper or stationery
  3. Greeting cards, card stock, or other multi-layered paper or stationery
  4. Mails with paint, chalk, crayons, markers, or highlighters

How to contact the Utah Department of Corrections?

The Utah Department of Corrections can be contacted through the following details:

Utah Department of Corrections Contact Number: 801-545-5500

Utah Department of Corrections Fax Number: 801-545-5670

Utah Department of Corrections Mailing Address:


14717 S. Minuteman Drive

Draper, UT 84020

How do you find out the release date of an inmate in Utah?

Information regarding the Utah inmate release search can be obtained through the Offender Search function provided by the Utah Department of Corrections. If information is not available, you can further check with the State of Utah Board of Pardons and Parole using the inmate search functions at Offender Search or Search Decision.

The functions stated above will require you to provide basic information regarding the Utah inmate release search, such as the full name, gender, and/or date of birth of the inmate.

Can I send a care package to an inmate in Utah?

Care packages from sender personally or third-party vendors are mostly not allowed, and will first need approval and authorization from the Department of Corrections. Authorization is usually reserved for Utah inmates with medical reasons.

If individuals wish to send care packages to Utah jail inmates, they should inquire of the corresponding Sheriff’s office for third-party vendors that are authorized. A number of jails have contracts with third-party vendors and have permission to send care packages purchased by friends and family of inmates.

The DOC also has established a commissary that takes the inmate’s order once a week. This commissary allows inmates to make purchases of additional convenience items that they are allowed to have.

What can you send inmates in Utah prisons?

Send letter/card to Utah inmate

Inmates are eligible to receive mail as soon as they arrive at the prison or jail. However, the Department of Corrections has prepared a policy on letters sent to inmates in Utah, and letters that do not follow the standard will be rejected. Therefore, the sender should follow the Mail Policy provided by the Department to avoid mail being declined.

Send pictures to Utah inmate

The DOC of Utah allows inmates to only have 25 pictures in their possessions. All photos cannot be bigger than 8×10, and should not be polaroid or consist of any pornographic nature. An inmate may not have photos of or including themselves.

Send packages to Utah inmate

Packages are strictly prohibited unless authorized for medical reasons. The sender will need a doctor’s medical report stating the need for the inmate to receive medical supplies. Care packages are available in certain Utah counties; therefore, it is the sender’s responsibility to inquire about the counties regarding their services.

Packages and letters need to include the full name of the inmate and the offender’s number. The sender can acquire the information through the Offender Search feature from the Department of Corrections, or  inmate locator from the county jails websites

Letters should be addressed as follow:

Inmate name and offender number

Utah State Prison

  1. O. Box 250

Draper, UT 84020


Inmate name and offender number

Central Utah Correctional Facility

  1. O. Box 550

Gunnison, UT 84634

How do I apply for the Visitation of an inmate in Utah?

Applying for the visitation of an inmate in Utah requires the visitors and inmates to be subjected to rules, regulations, and procedures provided.

Visitor Application

Inmate or visitor must submit a completed visitor application form and a completed visitor consent form to either the Utah State Prison Visiting or Central Utah Correctional Facility Visiting depending on where the inmate is housed.

The “Visitor’s Section” on the form must be completed and should include:

  1. Inmate’s full name, offender number, housing assignment, and date of request.
  2. Visitor’s full name, including maiden name (if applicable), gender, marital status, social security number, address, driver license number, state of license issuance, and date of birth.
  3. Relationship with the inmate (wife, brother, etc.).

Personnel documentation stated are required to be attached on the back of the application form, or as requested by visiting staff. The inmate’s printed name and offender number should be clearly stated on all requested documentation.

The application form, signed consent form, along with the documentation and other supporting documents can be mailed or delivered to the following visiting office:

Utah State Prison Visiting Office

  1. O. Box 250

Draper, UT 84020

Tel: 801-576-7051 or 801-576-7014

Fax: 801-576-7015

Email: [email protected]


Central Utah Correctional Facility Visiting Office

  1. O. Box 898

Gunnison, UT 84634

Tel: 435-528-6500 or 435-528-6000

Email: [email protected]

The visiting application forms are available at the links below:

Visitor Application Form and Renewal (PDF)

Visiting applications are to be renewed annually by inmates or visitors. The renewal form should be submitted to the Utah State Prison or Central Utah Correctional Facilities 12 months from the date of application approval by the inmate or visitor.

Visiting Minor Request Form (PDF)

All minor visitors, except spouses, will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If the parties stated are not available to escort the minor, they shall:

  1. be the minor’s grandparents or adult siblings, AND
  2. provide a notarized letter from the parents or legal guardian giving the individual permission to escort the minor.

Please take note that all minors will be automatically removed from the visitation inmate list when they turn 18 years old. It is their sole responsibility to submit an adult visiting application form prior to their 18th birthday.

What are the visitation rules?

Visitors are required to thoroughly read the visiting rules on the Utah Department of Corrections website or through the visiting department before the day of visitation. Since there may be an area of additional rules and procedures for certain occasions or certain jails, therefore visitors hold full responsibility for understanding and complying with the rules before and during visits. If any rules are unclear, visitors will hold full responsibility to ask for clarification from prison officials in charge during the visit.