Visiting an inmate in Utah

Visiting Applications and Rules for Visiting an inmate in a Utah Prison

Friends and family members of inmates are encouraged to visit and communicate with an inmate.  There are several key things to know before you visit.

  • You must be on the inmate's approved visitation list prior to your visit.  To fill out a Utah Prisons visitors application click here.
  • You must also fill out a Utah visitor consent form found here.
  • Visitors application approval process takes anywhere from 2-3 weeks.
  • The offender will be notified if you have been approved or denied and they must relay the information to you.
  • You must bring a valid photo ID to visitation.
  • If you are bringing a minor to visitation you must fill out a minor visitation form.
  • If you being a child to visitation you must have the child's birth certificate/adoption documents or court paperwork to prove legal guardianship.
  • Every year you must fill out a visiting renewal form.
  • Visitation is limited to two hours max
  • You will not be admitted to visitation during the last 30 minutes of a visiting period

Completed visitation forms should be mailed to:
Utah State Prison Visiting
P. O. Box 250
Draper, UT 84020

Additional rules you need to know about visiting an inmate incarcerated in a Utah prison:

  • All visitors must stay seated during visitation, this applies to inmates as well
  • Visitors and their inmates are required to keep a distance of at least three feet from all walls
  • Cell phones, recording devices, tobacco products, lighters, matches, cameras, gum, candy, food, and pets are prohibited
  • Once you leave the visiting area you will not be allowed back in for any reason
  • You may only visit with your inmate, you may not communicate with anyone else during visitation
  • Children must be under the visitors control at all times, if you cannot control your child you will be forced to leave
  • Visitors may not use the inmate bathroom
  • Inmates may not use the visitors bathroom

Visitors Dress Code for Utah Prisons

All prisons require visitors to be dressed in a specific manor.  It is important to know the dress code rules prior to your visit because if you are in violation of any of these rules the facility can deny your entry to visitation.  Utah requires all inmate visitors to adhere to the following dress code:

  • No hats, scarves, shawls
  • No hooded shirts or sweatshirts
  • No sunglasses
  • You may not wear scrubs or any other uniform (police and military uniforms are not allowed at visitation)
  • Tight clothing such as spandex, leggings and tank tops may not be worn
  • Any clothing that is see-through is prohibited
  • Clothing with metal on it (such as buttons) is restricted
  • Shorts are not allowed on anyone 10 years and older
  • Skirts shorter than the knee or with slits higher than the knee are not allowed
  • Any clothing that excessively exposes your skin such as a low cut shirt (front or back) is prohibited
  • Visitors may not wear the following colors: White, maroon, or orange tops or pants (it too closely resembles the inmates clothing)

If you have any questions, comments, concerns about visiting an inmate in Utah, or would like to share your experience please leave a comment below.