The Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison opened in 1989. It houses up to 1,800 male inmates.
The Gunnison prison is split in three housing facilities: Henry, opened in 1989, Boulder, opened in 1998-2003, and Monroe, opened in 2016.
Within Henry are the Aspen, Birch, Cedar and Dogwood housing units. There is also an infirmary. Boulder includes Elm, Fir, Gale and Hickory. Monroe has one housing unit, Ironwood, with capacity for three additional units.
The facility offers a variety of opportunities for inmates, including high school education, substance abuse treatment, life skills courses and Utah Correctional Industries work programs (Sign Shop, Contract Sewing, Uniform Sewing/Mattress/Pillow Production, and Embroidery/Silk Printing).
The South Sanpete School District oversees the prison’s high school education program. Snow College offers vocational training programs, such as building trades and culinary arts.
Inmates with substance use issues may participate in the HOPE (Help Offenders Parole Effectively) program, a residential, therapeutic-community treatment program.
CUCF employs approximately 500 people. The vast majority of employees live in the Six-County region (Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier and Wayne counties), with more than half living in Sanpete County.
255 E. 300 North
Gunnison, UT 84634
Devin Blood is the Warden of the Central Utah Correctional Facility (CUCF). He replaced Shane Nelson, who held the position since 2017 and was promoted to a deputy-director position for UDC.
Blood started his career with the Utah Department of Corrections at the Draper prison, before moving south to Gunnison when CUCF was built. Starting in 1997, he began as an officer, then moved to sergeant, then lieutenant, then captain over security and lastly before his role now, he worked with volunteers in the programming division.