Don’t move the prison

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  • Straitpath PROVO, UT
    Jan. 5, 2013 8:52 p.m.

    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.

  • smoss Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 5, 2013 3:02 p.m.

    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?

  • Dektol Powell, OH
    Jan. 5, 2013 2:06 p.m.

    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 responsibility.

  • justired Fillmore, UT
    Jan. 5, 2013 11:35 a.m.

    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.

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 5, 2013 10:44 a.m.

    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.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Jan. 5, 2013 9:53 a.m.

    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.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 5, 2013 9:32 a.m.

    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 . . . .