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Published: Sunday, March 17 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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one old man
Ogden, UT

Yes, and let's make sure it doesn't provide profits for a few developers and other fat cats at taxpayer expense.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

I have no problem moving the prison... Just as long as those land developers and their bought off politicians pay for it. NOT taxpayers.

dwayne
Provo, UT

one old man,

"Yes, and let's make sure it doesn't provide profits for a few developers and other fat cats at taxpayer expense."

Lets make sure we dont provide for your special interest at taxpayers expense. Not only are Utah families hurting because of your personal political agenda but Utahs prisoners are suffering as a result too. There are much better locations for a prison which would facilitate their rehabilitation and allow for us to grow the size of the prison to meet Utah's increase in population and subsequent increase in prison populations.

Right now a lot of Utahs prisoners are being housed in far flung county jails. I am sure their loved ones just love not being able to visit their incarcerated loved ones because the prison is land locked or do you want us to use a states eminent domain power to take adjacent lands from families or build and operate several more prisons instead of just one even though we dont need more.

Not only for Utah residents but also for the prisoners who are losing out.

The solution to reducing incarceration rests in relocating prison. We need to stop humoring your special interest

one old man
Ogden, UT

Dwayne, will you please fill me on exactly what "special interests" I have hidden? I'm sure not aware of any other than my disgust with special interests.

Note, please, that I DID NOT object to moving the prison. It may be a very good thing. But let's not stick taxpayers with the bill while allowing a few developers, financiers, and other special interests to profit at our expense.

May I submit that the "special interests" are not mine, but theirs? Let's bring all aspects of this out into the open and then proceed with whatever will be best.

Confused
Sandy, UT

dwayne,
one question: Why should I or anyone else care if the families of the people convicted of a crime and sentenced to prison be inconveinanced because they have to travel further to see them?

Really, isn't the blame solely on the inmate for making a foolish decsion?

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

If the devolpers what that land, let THEM build a the new prison first -

THEN

They can buy and develop the property.

Tax payers should not be stuck subsidizing land developers fat-cat wallets.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

Sugar House park was the site of the original prison - I am glad it moved from there and was replaced with a great public amenity
If there were a new park in Draper I would support the move - but merely replacing it with a new downtown 15 miles south is NOT good planning

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