Utah Inmate Search

What are Utah Inmate Records?

Utah inmate records consist of all the documentation following an offender through the criminal justice system. Typically, these records come from local law enforcement, the courts, and confinement facilities, but they are not limited to just those entities.

Inmate records will have demographic information like the offender’s name, date of birth, gender, race, and a physical description (hair and eye color, any tattoos, scars, or defining marks). Sometimes these records have details about the facility and their charges/sentencing.

The Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) is the government agency in charge of all inmates, facilities, and inmate records. Some records are easy to locate; others may be harder to find.

Utah Prison and Jail System

The state of Utah has seven state prisons. One of them houses women only. Each facility has different units of varying degrees of security (low, medium, maximum, close). The Utah Department of Corrections oversees and manages all the facilities and inmates.

There are also 19 local county jails spread across the state that hold pretrial inmates and those serving short sentences (less than one year). These are owned and operated by the county, and Sheriff’s offices oversee them.

There are roughly 6,500 people in prison in Utah and another 5,700 in local county jails. The state also has 1,300 prisoners in federal prison.

How to Search for Inmates in Utah

The Utah Department of Corrections has an offender locator on its website. You can search by either the person’s name or offender ID (specific to UDC). You must agree to a disclaimer before searching.

The additional results will list each offenders’ ID, name, gender, and birth date. You can click any row to see additional information about the offender. The additional details include height, weight, location, parole/probation, and any aliases they have used.

How to Contact, Send Money to or Visit an Inmate in Utah

To visit an inmate in a Utah prison, you must first apply and be approved by the Utah Department of Corrections. You can download the application from its website. You must also undergo a full background check before visiting. After that, you can visit as long as you follow all the rules.

Utah uses the CenturyLink system for all prisoner phone calls. You can set up a prepaid phone bank with them for your loved one so they can keep in touch with you.

You are allowed to send mail to an inmate. However, you must follow all the rules on this page and address the envelope as such:

Inmate name and offender number

Utah State Prison

P. O. Box 250

Draper, UT 84020




Inmate name and offender number

Central Utah Correctional Facility

P. O. Box 550

Gunnison, UT 84634

Texas uses Access Corrections for inmate bank accounts. You can deposit money into an inmate’s account by mail, phone, internet, or using a kiosk. See this page for full instructions on how to send money to an inmate. 

Federal Jails

Police Departments in Utah