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Utah: Prison Resources

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Utah
355 North 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84103 
Phone: (801) 521-9862 
Fax: (801) 532-2850
Website: http://www.acluutah.org/

  • Chartered in 1958 and located in Salt Lake City, the ACLU of Utah is the Utah affiliate of the national ACLU. Through public education, legal advocacy, litigation, and lobbying at both the state and local levels, the ACLU of Utah seeks to protect the constitutional rights of all Utahans.

Department of Human Services
State LTC Ombudsman
Daniel Musto
Utah Division of Aging & Adult Services
120 North 200 West, Room 325
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone: (801)538-3924
Fax: (801)538-4395
Website: http://www.hsdaas.utah.gov/ltco.htm

Federal Bonding Program
Bonding Services Coordinator
Utah Department of Workforce Services
140 East 300 South, 5th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 201-2931 
Fax: (801) 526-9753 
Website: www.jobs.utah.gov/services/bond.asp

  • The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.

Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake
Website: http://www.lasslc.org/

  • Founded in 1922, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake provides low cost legal representation to low-income individuals with family law cases in Salt Lake County. Legal Aid Society also assists adults and children who are victims of domestic violence to obtain protective orders and civil stalking injunctions from the court regardless of their income. Legal Aid Society has a staff of dedicated professionals who work hard to protect the legal interests of our clients. Our goal is to help our clients achieve violence-free homes and bring economic and emotional stability to their lives and the lives of their children with enforceable court orders.

Office locations (4)

Salt Lake City (Main Office)
205 North 400 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103
Phone: (801) 328-8849        

Family Justice Center
YWCA Lolie Eccles Center
344 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (801) 236-3370 
Fax: (801) 320-9855

Matheson Courthouse
Room W-17
450 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (801) 238-7170        

West Jordan Courthouse
Room 3502
8080 S Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84088
 Phone: (801) 233-9755        

Legal Defender Office
424 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 532-5444 

Pre-Release Program
Utah Department of Corrections
14717 South Minuteman Drive
Draper, UT 84020
Phone: (801) 545-5500
Website: www.cr.ex.state.ut.us/

  • Prisoners are enrolled in the pre-release program six months to one year prior to a parole date. Life skills and employment skills are taught. Prisoners are evaluated at the beginning of their incarceration and a management action plan (MAP) is developed. Pre-release staff and custodial staff assist in helping prisoners complete their MAP for parole release.

Post-Release Program
Utah Department of Corrections
14717 South Minuteman Drive
Draper, UT 84020
Phone: 801-545-5500 
Website: www.cr.ex.state.ut.us/

  • There are a limited number of beds available for halfway housing in Utah. Inmates work with parole officers prior to release to develop parole plans, employment plans, housing, and substance abuse counseling.

Prison Industry Program
Utah Correctional Industries
14072 Pony Express Road
P.O. Box 850
Draper, UT 80121
Phone: (801) 576-7700 
Website: www.corrections.utah.gov/uci/programs/private

  • Utah has a traditional corrections' industry program in which items are made and manufactured for sale to other state agencies. Products and/or services include asbestos abatement, beverage processing, blueprint scanning, computer rebuilding, construction, data entry, furniture manufacturing, license plate plant, meat processing, micrographics, pavement crack sealing, printing services, roofing, seating and reupholstery, sign production, textiles and waste management. The industries program partners with private companies (known as the PIE - Private Sector/Prison Industries Enhancement Certification program) to manufacture goods using prison labor. Prisoners are paid the prevailing wage for their labor but are required to repay the state for room and board as well as taxes, court-ordered reparations and child support.

State Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
Utah State Capitol Office
236 State Capitol
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: (801) 366-0300 
Fax: (801) 538-1121 
Email: uag@utah.gov
Website: www.attorneygeneral.utah.gov/

  • Employers and service providers may obtain information from the state attorney general regarding occupational bars, the licensing of individuals with criminal records in certain jobs, and whether the state has laws that limit what employers may ask job applicants or protections against employment discrimination based on a criminal record.

Unemployment Insurance Office
Unemployment Insurance Division
Department of Workforce Services
P.O. Box 45249
Salt Lake City, UT 84145
Phone: (801) 526-9675
Fax: (801) 536-9211
Website: www.jobs.utah.gov/ui/

  • Unemployment compensation is a social insurance program designed to provide benefits to most individuals out of work, generally through no fault of their own, for periods between jobs. In order to be eligible for benefits, jobless workers must demonstrate that they have worked, usually measured by amount of wages and/or weeks of work, and must be able and available for work.
  • The unemployment compensation program is based upon federal law, but administered by states under state law.

Utah Department of Corrections
Utah Department of Corrections Administration Building
14717 South Minuteman Drive
Draper, UT 84020
Phone: (801) 545-5500
Fax: (801) 545-5670
Website: http://corrections.utah.gov/

  • "We envision a culture where honor, accountability, and integrity are reflected in our conduct. In so doing, we foster an environment rich in professionalism, compassion, collaboration, and dedication. Together, we are a fair, focused, innovative, and energized team."

Utah Department of Workforce Services
P.O. Box 45249
Salt Lake City, UT 84145
Phone: (801) 526-9210
Fax: (801) 536-9211 
Website: www.jobs.utah.gov/

  • Information about State Department of Labor resources may be of interest to: potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories; service providers and individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment; and researchers and policy makers looking at current programs to ascertain what programs are effective and serve their intended purpose.

Utah Legal Services Inc.
254 West 400 South, 2nd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: (801) 328-8891 
Fax: (801) 328-8891
Email: amilne@andjusticeforall.org
Website: www.lsc.gov/

Utah State Bar
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 531-9077 
Fax: (801) 531-0660 
Email: info@utahbar.org
Website: www.utahbar.org

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