I really don't care about this issue, But if I was forced to bet on the
outcome, I would bet my life that the developers will win. They always do.
I agree with NOT moving the prison. It was out in huge open spaces before
developers built up around it. I am tired of developers and cities who care
about nothing but building. I have written to our Congressmen. Unfortunately,
they responded in favor of moving the prison. Their justifications show their
lack of knowledge as to what actually is involved in moving the prison, and the
people who will suffer because of it. Volunteer hours would be drastically cut,
visitation to inmates would be impossible for many. Another consideration is
that the land around the prison is a wildlife refuge for deer and Canadian geese
who nest in the Spring. This is one of the few open areas in our valley left
for these beautiful creatures of nature. It seems no one cares anymore about
people and nature.Also, the move is not financially justified. The
difference in land value of the prison and cost of building a new prison is
hundreds of millions. Who pays for this?
Move the prison and levy major taxes on the developers and legislators who
support the move. They will be forevermore paying for all the extra travel and
services involved with a move. They want it moved, let them take the financial
i think a better place for the prison can be found. it will obviously be very
expensive to replace the existing stuff, but the oldest is very old and surely
there are better methods of construction now.i think the gunnison
facility is already all that area can absorb for now.Eagle Mountain
has huge open spaces, and it's not that far from civilization now that we
have the 21st north cross-over as well as Pioneer Crossing in Lehi.
The family of inmates and volunteers are essential to societal integration
following release. Don't sacrifice those for the sake of more housing
development. The cost of moving the prison is prohibitive. D's vs.
R's? That's a wash.
Everyone agrees with you... Except... For the land developers who are
contributing gigantic amounts of money to our legislators.I suggest
not only writing to the Dnews your feelings but also your local representatives.
Vote the bums out if your opinion isn't honored. If that means you need to
vote more D than R then so be it.
Besides, if the prison is moved, our legislators will someday come to regret
it.Why? Well, what would happen if our attorney general was really
on the ball doing what should be done? If that ever becomes the case, there
will be legislators inhabiting the halls of the prison in white suits.Hot tubbing, drunk driving, bribery, conflicts of interest, and a few other
reasons come to mind . . . .