Land for New Prison Complex in Utah Purchased for $12.4 Million

The Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) announced on Nov. 4 the purchase of a 323-acre site to house the state’s new correctional facility in Salt Lake City.

Longer Stays for Utah Sex Offenders

Inmates in Utah are seeing longer stays in the state’s prisons — an average of three months longer behind bars since 2011. The problem is due to an increase of inmates and not enough funding for treatment programs, especially for sex offenders.