Monday, September 14, 2015

Construction advancing at Central Utah Correctional Facility expansion

Construction of the West One expansion at the Central Utah Correctional Facility (CUCF) is proceeding according to plan, officials from Layton Construction told a meeting of Gunnison Valley community leaders. Needed staffing, including 61 new corrections officers, is being addressed, CUCF officials told the Gunnison Valley CUCF Advisory Committee.

The $30-million expansion consists of a 192-bed housing unit, a control room, intake building and a kennel for a program where some inmates are assigned dogs as companions. The facility currently employs about 350 and has a payroll of $26 million. Sanpete Messenger