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
Phone: 435-528-6000



*Data updated: 02/01/24




Warden Kristin Keisel

Kristin Keisel was named the new warden at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison in November 2023.


She replaced Bart Mortensen, who became the warden of the Utah State Correctional Facility in Salt Lake City. Keisel is the first female warden of a full prison operation in the history of the Utah Department of Corrections.


Keisel’s career with UDC began in 2006. She started as a correctional officer at CUCF, and later served as a correctional case manager in maximum security.


She worked in the HOPE program as a lieutenant, and collaborated with county jails on correctional standards.


Keisel was named deputy warden at CUCF in 2021.

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