Senate takes step back but passes new prison relocation bill

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  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    March 6, 2013 10:28 a.m.

    Socialize the risk and privatize the benefits. I'm sure the developers in the legislature have already secured their purchase of the state land and will make a hefty profit on the development. Doesn't pass the smell test.

  • dalefarr South Jordan, Utah
    March 6, 2013 10:09 a.m.

    Relocating the prison is fiscally wrong. Privatizing prisons is morally wrong. Voting for these corrupt legislators is both.

  • mightyhunterhaha Kaysville, UT
    March 6, 2013 9:14 a.m.

    Amazing the level of back rooms deals this Leg. is doing. They are a black eye to Utah but the citizens will still support them. The State promises money savings when they went to 10 hour days anda 4 day work week a number of years ago. The money wasn't saved. Jenkins is talking about how much money will be saved but the money they promise in savings WILL NEVER HAPPEN! The was to privatize corrections. This hurt Utah when we tried it before. Other states are wanting to get out of privatized corrections but it would cost them waty to much as they dropped the State holdings. This is bad business. The whole plan as it stands is currupt. These Leg. are in it to make themselves money not help the State. It's wrong and we need to make our voices heard!

  • skibird Spanish Fork, UT
    March 6, 2013 8:57 a.m.

    Isn't it funny that private prisons are an option when Senator Jenkins receives money from the private prisons. No wonder he snuck that into the bill.

  • stevo123 slc, ut
    March 6, 2013 7:59 a.m.

    No public comment asked for, no public comment given. Utah tax payers should be prepared to enrich a handful of powerful political insiders. This is corruption at the highest level.