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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 19 2013 7:50 p.m. MST

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Willie deG

Why don't they keep the prison where it is and embark on a modernization of the old buildings if practical or build a new building with more floors to increase capacity without increasing the foot print, then demolish the oldest buildings and build new ones with more floors again for more capacity. In my humble opinion the prison should not be moved. If it is the taxpayers will be stuck with some huge bills while some developers will reap a windfall, unless the government acts as the developer so the profits accrue to the state.

New to Utah

Moving the prison will be one of the biggest boondoggles in Utah's history. It will face all the cost multipliers, litigation,regulation, epa, osha,cost overuns. It will be Utah's medicare just as Lyndon Johnson predicted medicare would cost x amount the costs escalated by 7 times. Relocating the prison has the same potential. It has the potential for benefiting real estate developers and shackling Utah citizens with never ending costs. Buildings do wear out and they could be razed and new ones built at the same location. We know the costs at the point of the mountain but do we really know from this hand selected or perhaps partisan group of lets build a new prison zealots? Due dilligece, accurate information,and not public financing,private profit.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

They had thier chance to have moved it years ago to a really good location but instead chose to make another big mistake and create the bottle neck community of Eagle Mountain and create an even bigger logistical nightmare...So what will be the new direction this boondoggle will now head into.

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