Utah Department of Corrections

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Utah Department of Corrections
Abbreviation UDC
Patch of the Utah Department of Corrections
Agency overview
Volunteers 2,400
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Utah, USA
Map of USA UT.svg
Map of Utah Department of Corrections's jurisdiction.
Size 84,889 square miles (219,860 km2)
Population 2,736,424(2008 est.)[1]
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Draper, Utah
Agency executive Rollin Cook, Executive Director
UDC Website
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) is a government agency dedicated to the management and supervision of convicted felons in the State of Utah. It is currently led by the Executive Director Rollin Cook.[2] It has its headquarters in the Utah Department of Corrections Administration Building in Draper.[3]


The Utah Department of Corrections is made up of several divisions and facilities.[3]

Adult Probation and Parole

This division supervises 17,000 offenders in the community. The division has five Community Correctional Centers: Bonneville, Fremont, Orange Street, Northern Utah Correctional Center, and the Fortitude Treatment Center. Boundaries are divided into six regions.[4] Each region within the division of AP&P has Agents and Correctional Officers who perform a variety of functions in the courts and in the field. AP&P Agents are certified Law Enforcement Officers, and have statewide police authority. In addition to supervising offenders in the field, AP&P Agents are responsible for preparing reports on offenders for District Courts and the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.

Division of Administrative Services

This division is housed in the Utah Department of Corrections Administration Building and manages the UDC Corrections Training Academy.[5]

Division of Facilities Construction & Management

Managed by the department-wide Division of Facilities Construction & Management, this division manages construction and maintenance to UDC facilities.[5]

Division of Institutional Operations

The Division of Institutional Operations or DIO manages the State of Utah's two primary correctional facilities, including the Central Utah Correctional Facility and the Utah State Prison. The state also sends more than 1,000 inmates out to county jail facilities around Utah through a jail contracting program.[5]


This division is responsible for providing staff and managers appropriate training to ensure employees are prepared to carry out appropriate duties, and supervisors are equipped to manage their staff.

Utah Correctional Industries

UCI employs prison inmates who work to produce goods such as signs, furniture and embroidery. UCI mostly provides goods and services for governmental agencies, though it also contracts with various private industry businesses on certain projects.

From 2007 to 2014, UCI ran a horse gentling operation in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management. This program has since been retired, citing ongoing budget disagreements.[6]


The Division of Programming supplies education, cognitive restructuring, sex-offender treatment, substance-abuse treatment, and various other services to offenders both inside the prison facilities, or those in the field on supervision under the purview of Adult Probation & Parole.


List of Utah state prisons


Utah previously required all visits between prisoners and their visitors to be conducted in the English language. After challenges from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) the system ended the rule.[7]

Fallen officers

Since the establishment of the Utah Department of Corrections, five officers have died while on duty.[8]

See also


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  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Utah Department of Corrections. (2006, December 19). Utah Department of Corrections Facilities. Retrieved March 31, 2007, from http://corrections.utah.gov/corrections/facilities/
  6. http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro.html
  7. "Utah prison system scraps English-only rule for visits." Russia Today. July 12, 2013. Retrieved on July 12, 2013.
  8. The Officer Down Memorial Page


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