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Published: Saturday, Oct. 20 2012 1:00 p.m. MDT

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Johnny Moser
Thayne, WY

Considering Rush Valley's current major facility is the now closing TOCDF and CAMDS facilities those acres of secure grounds would make a nice location. The perimeter security already exists and has for the better part of 50 years. There are lots of people in UT, SL, and TO county that make that trip for work. They don't consider it a hardship to make a good living not too far from home. The trip wouldn't be bad on a bus or other mode that could be established to facilitate travel for families.

Realistically, the need to move and upgrade the prison will never go away. It is going to happen the question is when. It will never get any cheaper to do it than now, that is a fact of real estate and the growth of the metropolis. The US Government will be looking to unload the desert facilities to an organization that can be trusted to stay out of the areas that have become problem areas and the prison would be a could candidate for that.

It makes sense to make the change sooner rather than later.

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