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: 03/08/23




Warden Bart Mortensen

Bart has been with the Utah Department of Corrections for over 14 years, beginning as a correctional officer. In 2011, Bart transitioned from the Division of Prison Operations to Adult Probation and Parole, taking on a role as an agent. During his time with AP&P, he served as a supervisor and assistant regional manager until he was appointed deputy warden of Central Utah Correctional Facility in 2021.