I don't often agree with "Real Maverick", "one old man" and
"Blue" but they are RIGHT ON with their comments today.The
transportation costs for prisoners who have to be shuttled to the Matheson
courthouse would be horrendous. They (prisoners) are required to go to more
court hearings than anyone can imagine.The trial attorneys also
should be fighting this concept with everything they have. They'll be
forced to drive 1-2 hrs? to visit their clients.Sometimes the
RINO's who run this state embarass me with their goofy ideas.
The old prison was in sugarhouse - now it is a park - it was a great trade upTime to move the prison again - and create open space - not another
All of the valley was land no one wanted until the pioneers came. Just because
it wasn't previously valued doesn't mean it isn't now. I say move
the prison. It's a bit of an eye sore any way.
Real Maverick and Howard Beal have addressed the central issues. Let me also add that the real estate developers who salivate at the money they
see in this land should also be required to pay for the extra and significantly
larger transportation costs moving the prison would have for visiting families,
attorneys, contractors, healthcare providers, etc., and for shuttling prisoners
to and from hearings and other legally necessary travel to Salt Lake City.If the people behind this scheme want to put up a $500 million bond to
ensure that taxpayers don't get soaked as a result of this move, then we
can talk. Until then, no dice.This is just a typical grab by the
greed-heads in our state who want to privatizes profits and socialize losses.
Utah's GOP are really socialists. Their motto: Socialize expenses;
privatize profits.Nothing new here.
I'm sure all guards will enjoy their hour or two long commute to the west
desert. Or maybe some trailer park city can be created in the middle of
nowhere. Or maybe they can live in West Wendover...This smells
fishy to me. If the developers like The Real Maverick said up there, want to
pay for the cost of the new prison, I guess make it happen. But I think
it's going to be a lot like these sports complexes, this will come on our
dime while only a few really profit.
I would be ok if land developers want to move the prison. Unfortunately, they
want the rest of us to pay for it. My demand is that they pay up
front for the costs of the new prison, transporting all the inmates, and the
initial start up costs. If they cannot pay for these on their own then the
prison should stay where it is. The costs of land developers should never be
placed on citizens.Sorry riches, pay for your own capitalistic
aspirations! However, I have a feeling that they will find a way to
stuff this down our throats and our spineless legislature and bought off
governor will have us taxpayers footing the bill.