Utah to Build New State Prison

Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution in August to move the Utah State Prison from Draper to a site west of Salt Lake City International Airport.

Utah Lawmakers Select New State Prison Site

Utah lawmakers on Aug. 19 officially selected a new location for the Utah State Prison. The state’s House and Senate confirmed that the new facility will be built on a site near Interstate 80 just west of the Salt Lake City International Airport by 62-12 and 21-7 votes respectively. Gov. Gary Herbert has also signed off on the plan, which will unfold over the next several years as the state proceeds with purchasing the site and completing the design process.

Officials Discussing Utah State Prison Relocation

By Maggie Ryan
The Utah State Prison is being relocated in order to accommodate development in Draper on the prison’s 700-acre property.

Utah Counties Consider Hosting State Prison Inmates

As the state of Utah searches for the next location of their state prison, counties are looking to take advantage of the economic boost that would come with hosting the new correctional facility and state inmates.

Utah Senators Consider Moving State Prison

The Utah State Senate is debating a bill that would relocate Utah State Prison and establish the Prison Land Management Authority, a committee that would choose the new location of the prison.