Central Utah Correctional Facility

The Central Utah Correctional Facility is a prison for men that is located in Gunnison, Utah. This facility opened in 1990 and can house a maximum of 1,600 inmates. It is operated by the Utah Department of Corrections. 

The Gunnison prison is split in two housing facilities: Henry and Boulder. Henry features the following housing units: Aspen, Birch, Cedar and Dogwood. Boulder includes the Elm, Fir, Gale, and Hickory housing units.

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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

Before you can visit an inmate at Central Utah Correctional Facility you must get approval from the Utah Department of Corrections. Your inmate can send you a visiting application or 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.  

Processing Visitors Entering Visiting Area

  • 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.

Visiting Rules

Visitation is a privilege, not a right, afforded to inmates/visitors under the jurisdiction of the Utah Department of Corrections. Visitors must comply with all Department rules, policies, and procedures. All visitors must pass through a metal detector. 

Visitors are subject to search of their person, personal belongings and vehicle upon entering all prison facilities. Visitation may be denied for failure to submit to such a search request. Illegal and nuisance contraband is strictly prohibited.

Dress Code

Failure to follow the dress code could result in visit cancelation.

  • Visitors must be fully clothed including footwear
  • All clothing shall be knee length when standing including slits in garments
  • Undergarments must be worn at all times and cannot be exposed
  • Religious attire may be worn but is subject to removal so it can be searched

The following types of clothing is not allowed:

  • 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 and
  • No more than three items of jewelry.

Physical Address

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

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/sCgEC1TK7UTs9eJi7

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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. Only single layer white envelopes and single layer white paper or stationary are allowed. Ruled white paper or stationary (writing paper printed with lines as a guide for handwriting) is also allowed.

The following types of envelopes, paper or stationary, and cards are prohibited:

  • Color envelopes (including manila and multi-layer envelopes)
  • Color paper or stationary
  • Greeting cards, card stock or other multi-layered paper or stationary

In addition, mail with paint, chalk, crayons, markers or highlighters used on the incoming envelope or its contents will be denied.

Inmates are allowed to have 25 photos in their possession; the photos can not be larger than 8x10, may not be Polaroids and must not be pornographic in nature. Inmates may not have photos of or including themselves. Inmates may not receive packages except when authorized for medical reasons.

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 Central Utah Correctional Facility. You will need the inmate's full name and offender number. For general questions about Inmate Accounting, please call 801-545-5500.

By mail: Download payment form and follow instructions provided.

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

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

Programs For Inmates

The Central Utah Correctional facility offers a variety of opportunities for inmates. Programming includes high school education, substance abuse treatment, life skills courses and four Utah Correctional Industries work programs (Sign Shop, Contract Sewing, Inmate Uniform Sewing, Mattress/Pillow Production).

The education program at Central Utah is managed by the South Sanpete School District. Snow College, Dixie State University, and Uintah Basin Applied Technology College offer vocational training programs.

Inmates with substance abuse issues may participate in the HOPE (Help Offenders Parole Effectively) program, a residential, therapeutic-community treatment program.

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Careers at Central Utah Correctional Facility

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