Enrich a handful of well connected real estate developers, pass of the expense
to the rest of us. The legislature MUST be in session!
I found that it is interesting that the justification is through projections.
The property could make money, it could bring in jobs, the prison could cost
less if moved into a modern facility. Well, can the current economy pay for the
400+ million to build a new prison. The projections may happen, maybe not, or
maybe in 20 years or so. Oh, I understand that in 2014 the prison will be maxed
and a 3rd prison will be needed. Are we going to make the new facility bigger?
which means more labor, not less. If they put the prison in the middle of
no-where, where are they going to get the resources to run the facility? The
state is court and federally mandated to have certain functions from medical to
programs for rehabilitation. Where are they going to find the qualified people
for those positions. Transportation costs are going to be much higher and
requiring more labor. Finally, what sacrifice is the state going to make to
throw away (even if it is for 10 years) $400 million plus. The money has to
come somewhere, your kids education maybe?
this will cost more for the state then it can make back. medical care is at the
u of u hospital, an already long transport. and they would move it further away.
this is so Draper can make money off it and no other reason. i would never trust
anything in that city.
So back in 2005/2006 the land was worth about 93 million and the cost to
move/build a new prison was 461 million. Now about 6 years later that land value
has increased enough to make it worth while? Look at what these Legislatures do
for their regular jobs and realize they want to line their own pockets off of
our tax money.
Bad idea for many reasons. Mansell is looking for a profit. So is Ivory and
Diehl.The start up costs and long term costs for infrastructure,
transportation, and costs for those that work there would make a prison move
cost prohibitive. It won't be too close to Salt Lake. It would have to be
out in the sticks.If they do move it, I have a solution. Turn the
whole area into a very big nature park. My Dad used to go swimming in the hot
ponds that are now surrounded by the prison when he was a teenager. A big park
at the south end of the valley would be really cool.
Include in the bill language that no state legislator or his/her business can
make money off of the prison move. That would probably reduce the
legislature's interest in the whole process.
A yes. The GOP version of socialism.Socialize the expense,
privatize the profits.