Published: Sunday, March 10 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
Moving the prison will hurt the property values of south Salt Lake County. It
will hurt the volunteers working there. It will hurt the employees working there
and take jobs from both Utah County, Salt Lake County and Davis County.Perhaps it is a realtor's dream, but it is a dumb move and will not
happen this year.
I, too, oppose moving the prison. I think the current facility can be renovated
as needed, and improved as new methods and modalities come along on how to treat
and manage those who can't behave. To me the idea of moving the prison is
not about jobs or progress but how to make some of the legislator's family,
friends or associates rich at the public expense.The cost of
transporting prisoners for medical care, legal issues and what ever else will
increase proportional to the distance it is moved from the current location.
Families of prisoners and custodial staff will be hurt. Who wins? friends of
legislators who see a chance to enrich themselves at public expense.
Pignqnelli - Lockhart defends legislative interests - what are those interests?
Should there BE legislative interests or should she be defending what's
right for the citizens of Utah?
Will the lege. ever stop egrandizing themselves and get around to representing
the public good?
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