(Photographed: Looking westward from Interstate 15 at the Oquirrhs on the grounds of the Utah State Prison in Draper with the Oquirrh Chapel in the right foreground).
The Oquirrh facility is composed of five (5) buildings on the southernmost end of the Draper complex. It encompasses an outdoor recreation yard, non-denominational chapel, and access to a Native American sweat lodge. The Board of Pardons & Parole holds its Board hearings at chambers located within this facility. The Oquirrhs in their entirety can hold approximately 850 inmates at capacity.
Within the Oquirrhs is one of Draper's two geriatric dormitory housing area for aging offenders (the other being in Lone Peak). The prison makes an effort to house elderly offenders (55+ in the prison system) who might be less able to care for themselves with a younger, more capable offender who can help to take care of them or assist in menial tasks. This also keeps the less able offenders separate from the rest of the population and those offenders who might exploit their disabilities or weaknesses for their own gain. The unit is equipped with special ADA accommodations.
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