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Moving the State Prison

  Utah officials have narrowed the list of potential sites for a new state prison to Tooele County, Eagle Mountain or west of the Salt Lake Airport. Critics say it’s about the money; there’s a lot to be made from the current land in Draper. Some of the most vocal criticism boils down to this: nobody wants it in their backyard. But proponents say moving the prison is directly related to reforming Utah’s criminal justice system. Wednesday, we’re asking why Utah should (or shouldn’t) move the state prison.

The Prison Relocation Commission is holding three informational open houses to answer questions about potential sites for the new state prison.

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Promontory Building, Utah State Fairpark
    155 N 1000 W, Salt Lake City [Map]
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Grantsville High School
    155 E Cherry St, Grantsville [Map]
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Frontier Middle School
    1427 Mid Valley Rd, Eagle Mountain [Map]
Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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