Central Utah Correctional Facility - Henry

The Henry Unit is one of the facilities located at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison, Utah. Within Henry are the following housing units: Aspen, Birch, Cedar, and Dogwood. 


The Aspen unit can house up to 192 inmates with three housing sections that feature double-bunked cells. Aspen One houses non-aggressive inmates who are considered vulnerable to manipulation and being preyed upon by others. Inmates in Aspen One have access to education, programming, a recreation yard and all jobs allowed based on classification and privilege level.

Aspen Two and Three also house inmates who are considered easily managed and non-aggressive. Many of the inmates housed in Aspenn Two have educational and skilled backgrounds, so they are recruited to work in programming. The Offender Management Review team decides if inmates may be placed in Aspen Two. Aspen Three houses inmates who work as tutors and aides in education and life skills programs at the prison.


The Birch housing unit also has three sections with double-bunked cells and a capacity of 192 inmates.

Birch One primarily houses older inmates serving long sentences and is considered to be generally quieter than other housing units. It's also extremely clean, and is held in high-regard by lifers and long-term inmates. Inmates must have no write-ups and are expected to be productive for 40 hours per week if they want to live in Birch One.

Birch Two houses inmates with known gang affiliations and are closely managed by the Offender Management Review team. This careful management keeps violence and other problems to a minimum. 

Birch Three houses inmates with bad behavior. Inmates have the opportunity to earn the privilege to participate in education, programming, work, etc. 


The Cedar housing unit has three sections with double-bunked cells and can hold a maximum of 192 inmates. 

Cedar One generally houses the general population and newly transitioned inmates. With good behavior, most inmates can earn higher privilege levels and can be moved to more permanent housing. Inmates in Cedar One may participate in programming, education, jobs, the recreation yard, and other privileges.

Cedar Two is a high-privilege housing section and this is where many inmates aspire to be assigned. Inmates must engage in excellent behavior, with no disciplinary write-ups. The inmates here earn the privilege to work as section leaders. They are also allowed to work throughout the facility. Inmates in Cedar Two may participate in education and programs regularly. They are also given small incentives for keeping up their positive behavior. 

Cedar Three houses inmates who generally have behavior problems that result in disciplinary action. This section is a "level two" transition section, which means inmates are transitioning from a maximum-security setting to medium-security housing. Inmates must enter a contract and agree to engage in specific behavior improvements in order to transition down to medium-security.

Dogwood (SMU)

The Dogwood housing unit has eight sections and can house a maximum of 89 inmates. Because of mental health issues, many inmates in Dogwood are not double-bunked and are instead housed in single cells.

Section A at Dogwood is the medical unit for inmates with long-term illnesses, mental-health issues or injuries needing ongoing treatment. This unit usually has four to six inmates at a time, and is managed by medical staff. 

Sections B & C of Dogwood is the short-stay unit. This is where they temporarily house inmates prior to a parole hearing and those waiting to be transferred to and from a county jail. Each section contains five bunk beds. Because inmates are here for short-term stays, they do not have the ability to engage in programming or recreation.

Section D houses inmates who are classified as "level two" because their behavior has caused security issues. This means they must be housed alone and closely monitored. The section has the capacity to house 20 inmates.

Section E can house up to 20 inmates and is currently used to keep gang members separated. 

Section F consists of two, camera-equipped cells where officers can monitor occupants 24/7. The cells are primarily used to house inmates who may be suicidal, have serious mental health issues, or have demonstrated extreme behavior.

Section G is a transitional unit that can house up to 20 inmates. This is for inmates who are in transition, those who are headed to ad seg, or those who have not yet been given a housing assignment.

Section H consists of two cells built with a positive air-flow system. These cells are designed for inmates who have a communicable disease or an infection that may be transmitted through the air.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Central Utah Correctional Facility rotate based on inmate name and housing facility. Please contact the Visiting Office at 801-576-7014 for visiting hours for your inmate.

Visiting Applications

You must get approval from the Utah Department of Corrections before visiting your inmate. You may download one on the Visitor Application Forms page. Fill out the form and mail it to: Inmate Visiting Office, P. O. Box 250, Draper, UT 84020.  Approval usually takes three to five weeks.

Visiting Rules

  • Visitors 16 years of age and older must present a government-issued identification card prior to being permitted to visit.
  • Visitors are screened with a metal detector, and must clear the metal detector, prior to visiting.
  • Visitors are subject to a search (i.e., ionizer, property, vehicle search) upon entering the prison and/or visiting area. Visitation may be denied for failure to submit to a search request. Visitors may refuse a search at any time, but shall immediately leave prison property and will not be allowed to visit.
  • A maximum number of five visitors, including minors, are allowed to visit an inmate per visiting session.

Dress Code

Visitors must be fully clothed including footwear. Undergarments must be worn at all times and cannot be exposed. All clothing must be knee length when standing. No more than three items of jewelry.

The following types of clothing is not allowed in the visiting room:

  • Any clothing, taken as a whole, that resembles inmate issued clothing;
  • Transparent, tight, revealing or sheer clothing;
  • Any items that may not pass the metal detector;
  • Any type of shirt that shows the bare shoulders, midriff or back and low cut shirts that show cleavage;
  • Clothing that displays gang insignia, offensive slogans or obscene words, phrases or pictures;
  • Hats, hoods, caps, hooded tops, and/or jackets with hoods

Physical Address

Central Utah Correctional Facility
255 E. 300 North
Gunnison, UT 84634

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/LVZrSwjipeRymA9y7

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and offender number
Central Utah Correctional Facility
P. O. Box 550
Gunnison, UT 84634

You can find your offender's number using the Inmate Search Feature. For questions about mail issues only, please call 801-576-7956. Inmates may begin receiving mail as soon as they arrive at prison. 

For questions about books, magazines or other inmate property issues, contact Inmate Property at 801-576-7951 or 801-576-7952.

For information on ordering MP3 or music for an inmate, click here.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Central Utah Correctional Facility, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Utah, please click here.

How to Send Money

Access Corrections handles deposits to inmate accounts at the Henry Unit. You will need the inmate's full name and offender number. For general questions about Inmate Accounting, please call 801-545-5500.

By Internet: Visit AccessCorrections.com to establish an account. A $6.95 transaction fee is applied for internet transactions.

By telephone: Call 1-866-345-1884 -  A $6.95 transaction fee is applied for phone transactions.

At kiosks in visiting areas: The kiosks are available during regular business hours and accept cash, debit or credit cards. A $3 per transaction fee is applied for cash transfers and a $3.95 per transaction fee if using a credit or debit card.

Walk-In locations: Access Corrections has partnered with Cash Pay Today to provide walk-in locations that accept deposits to inmate accounts. Visit CashPayToday.com to register and find locations near you. For more information, call 844-340-2274.

By mail: Download payment form and follow instructions provided.

Programs For Inmates

Education: The Utah Department of Corrections offers high school education through partnerships with local school districts. The South Sanpete School District operates the Central Academy at the Central Utah Correctional Facility. 

The Department of Corrections works with several applied technology colleges to certify inmates in vocational trades. Those colleges are: Davis Technical College; Uintah Basin Technical College; Snow College and Dixie State University. At the Central Utah Correctional Facility, certificates are offered in Culinary Arts and Building Trades.

Employment: Inmates may work basic jobs in their housing units or apply for jobs with Utah Correctional Industries (UCI).

Life skills: Courses include –Thinking for a Change, Communication, Computer Literacy, Relationships, Relapse Prevention, Career Power, Financial Literacy, Anger Management, Parenting, Impact of Crime on Victims, Domestic Violence, Victim Empathy, and Thinking Errors. 

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