Prison Overcrowding: Utah

Below is a summary of information including: statistics from Utah’s Department of Corrections, an overview of the state’s corrections system, as well as helpful references and points of contact.

Facts and Figures FY 2008

DOC Costs

  • Annual budget: $330 million
  • Percentage of the state general fund: 5.7%
  • Annual cost per inmate: $29,065

DOC Staff and Population

  • Total staff: 2,400
  • Total incarcerated under DOC jurisdiction: 13,633
  • Total number of adult institutions: 2


  • Facilities: 31
  • Population: 15,390

Overcrowding Quick Facts

  • One in 64 adults is under correctional control
  • Utah’s prison population grew by 258 percent between 1982 and 2007

Points of Contact

Mailing Address:
Utah Department of Corrections Administration Building
14717 S. Minuteman Dr
Draper, UT 84020
Telephone: 801.545.5500

Organization of DOC Executive Staff, view here.

Helpful Links

Utah Department of Corrections

See also,

Texas Prison Overcrowding