Inmate Programs

Addiction Recovery Program (ARP) or Heart to Heart

ARP / Heart to Heart is a support/recovery group for those whose lives are affected by any type of addictive or compulsive behavior. This is an LDS sponsored program modeled after twelve-step recovery groups.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Male and female recovering alcoholics volunteer to conduct AA meetings in the Cache County Jail. AA is a 12-step program. We utilize the 12 steps, a reliance upon a greater power than ourselves (a higher power, as defined by each individual), and support of the group. Recidivism can be reduced IF the released inmate will seriously consider and then pursue the alternative to a life of alcohol abuse the AA program provides.

Alcoholism is recognized as a major social and health problem. In the U.S., it is the third great killer, after heart disease and cancer – in the home, on the job, on the highway. Alcoholism costs the community millions of dollars every year. AA provides a way out.


The domestic violence course developed by CAPSA is split into sections. The first section is designed to discuss what happened during the abuse. The second section identifies how the abuse happened. This is where we discuss common feelings that victims of domestic violence experience. The third section is focused on what tools victims have or need to be free from domestic violence. The next section is titled, “Where do I go from Here?” In it, we discuss healthy relationships as well as self-care. The last section is designed to help the victims decide where to begin and covers such topics as how to deal with change, what keeps us in abusive relationships, and goal-setting.

The goal of this course is not only to educate victims of domestic violence but also to help others to know how they can help someone they know to be dealing with these common barriers.

Functional Behavior

This is a 6 month program designed to reduce conflict in a correctional facility, reduce requests for administrative segregation for safety concerns, and promote more positive functioning in the facility and self-management of issues inmates may face.

Cache County jail is the first jail in Utah to offer this Utah Department of Corrections sponsored program.


High School

High school classes take place daily in the Cache County Jail. Cache High School oversees this program, providing instruction towards earning a diploma.

Education is one of the few tools proven to have an impact on crime; the more education you have, the less likely you are to engage in criminal activity.

InsideOut Dad

InsideOut Dad connects inmate fathers to their families, helping to improve behavior while still incarcerated and to break the cycle of recidivism by developing pro-fathering attitudes, knowledge, and skills, along with strategies to prepare fathers for release. Incarcerated fathers get the tools they need to become more involved, responsible, and committed in the lives of their children -- providing increased motivation for them to get out and stay out.

Job Preparation Workshop

A team from the Department of Workforce Services provides these workshops to help give individuals the tools needed to be more successful in finding jobs and being successful in our community.

Life Skills / Anger Management

The Life Skills / Anger Management course is a combined 10-week open enrollment class. Participants spend 4 weeks focusing on anger management and 6-weeks in life skills.Like Skills topics include parenting, communication, job skills, and goal setting. Classes are taught by counselors from Bear River Health. 

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

Moral reasoning is how people make decisions about what they should or should not do in a given situation. Moral Reconation Therapy-MRT fosters moral development in treatment-resistant individuals. 


NAMI provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest you keep an open mind and give yourself a break Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work.

Parenting Class

Presented by Child and Family Support Center.



Project REALITY is a program created by inmates at the Cache County Jail. The overall objective is to convey the risks of engaging in dangerous behavior by allowing actual inmates to present their life experiences. This is not “Scared Straight.” The inmates involved in this program are committed to educating the people of this community and initiating thought that will prevent young men and women from making harmful choices. All presentations take place at the Sheriff’s Complex; a virtual tour of the facility is available prior to meeting with the inmates.

The court-ordered Project REALITY session will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month starting at 6PM. Attendees should meet in the main lobby of the Sheriff's Complex.

For more information, or to schedule a presentation, please contact the responsible deputy at 435-755-1222

Religious Services

Several different denominations offer wee3ly religious services to the inmates, including some in Spanish. Religious services are available to county, state and federal inmates in most classifications.

Substance Abuse

The Substance Abuse course is an 11-week open enrollment class. Topics range from defining the disease of addiction to thinking errors, to how emotions are affected by drug and alcohol use. Class participants also discuss losses from their use and relapse prevention. Classes are taught by counselors from Bear River Health.

Thinking for a Change

This class is taught under the direction of the National Institute for Corrections. It is for Utah State Prison Inmates housed at the Cache County Jail. The class focuses on three concepts: social skills, cognitive self-change, and problem-solving skills. Inmates are taught to identify high-risk thoughts and feelings in a conflict. They then brainstorm new thinking to replace the high-risk thinking. Hopefully, this becomes habit and they can learn to avoid reacting to conflict in a manner that previously landed them in a custody situation.