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


(11/16/2016)
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.
 

Project to Watch: Utah State Prison Design to Emphasize Rehabilitation


(11/08/2016)
Locally based GSBS Architects, designing the new Utah state prison in Salt Lake City, presented design ideas to the state legislature’s prison development commission in late September. As the architecture firm continues to gather ideas from hundreds of modern correctional facilities across the country, its main goal is to create a campus that focuses on rehabilitation, normalizing day-to-day life for inmates, according to the Associated Press.
 

5 Projects to Watch in 2016

By Torrey Sims and Jessie Fetterling
(03/16/2016)
This year, there are several major justice facility construction projects underway. Correctional News has selected five projects to follow and will provide readers with status updates throughout the year as these projects celebrate groundbreakings, topping-off ceremonies and final completion. Read on to learn more about the projects and what to expect from them in 2016.
 

Utah to Build New State Prison


(09/09/2015)
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


(08/26/2015)
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
(08/28/2013)
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


(04/17/2013)
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


(03/06/2013)
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.