Split Mountain Youth Center Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: March 21, 2021
435-789-2045 ext 214
830 East Main Street, Vernal, UT, 84078-2708

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The Utah State PRison is an exclusive men’s only state prison. The Split Mountain Youth Center is a part of the Utah Department of Corrections. The Split Mountain Youth Center is nestled in the unincorporated part of Uintah County, Utah just 3.5 miles away from Vernal.

The facility that is in use now was build from 1974 to 1979. This new facility was built because of the degeneration of the old building. The old Split Mountain Youth Center was nested in downtown Vernal.

The old Split Mountain Youth Center purpose was to be the Utah Territorial Prison. It was built in 1871 and was in use until Utah received its statehood later in 1889. The Split Mountain Youth Center then primary duties was as a penal institution for Utah until 1979.

Throughout the years of the Split Mountain Youth Center history, the prison was commonly overcrowded, lacked funds, and didn’t have adequate facilities. Warden Frank Conley during his time he made sure that inmates had extensive projects that would help the facility, such as constructing walls, building roads, ranching, and various other community service tasks.

When Conley left as warden of Split Mountain Youth Center, the facility went for nearly 40 years of degeneration, monetary restraints, and mismanagement. This was until the well-known riot that happened in 1959. This riot caught the national news. The riot was led by Lee Smart and Jerry Myles. The riot lasted for 36 hours before the Utah National Guard came in to stop it.

In 1979, the original old facility closed its doors and all of the inmates were moved over to the new facility. However, the original old prison was added in 1976 to the National Register of Historic Places. It is currently a museum.

When the Split Mountain Youth Center first opened its doors, it only took a month before the facility was overcrowded. This persisted throughout many years, but it really reached its peak in 1885.

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Split Mountain Youth Center
830 East Main Street, Vernal, UT, 84078-2708

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Jail Name Split Mountain Youth Center
Jail Type State Prison
State Utah
County Uintah County
Address 830 East Main Street, Vernal, UT, 84078-2708
City Vernal
Zip 84078-2708
Phone 435-789-2045 ext 214


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