Utah Department of Corrections provided a first look at the state-of-the-art Ironwood unit at Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison, which features many of the safety and security features planned for the new prison near Salt Lake. UDC staff members and their families took a tour of the new facility on January 24, before it opens to full operations.
The Monroe unit, which includes the 192-bed Ironwood housing unit, adds a new intake and transportation building and a dog kennel for up to 12 K9s. The modern corrections facility has updated security features, including the direct supervision management model where correctional officers interact directly with incarcerated individuals. Direct supervision has been shown in other correctional settings to increase the safety of facilities and reduce violent incidents.
The Central Utah Correctional Facility (CUCF) currently employs about 350 people. This expansion adds 76 jobs, including 61 correctional officer positions, to the six-county region. UDC is hiring for correctional professionals for CUCF and other positions. Visit statejobs.utah.gov to apply!