Moving the State Prison

May 6, 2015

  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]