Top 3 prison sites picked, residents vow to fight it

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SALT LAKE CITY — The state’s prison relocation commission narrowed its list of top sites for a new prison to three, dropping three others from consideration.

The sites are:

  • I-80 and 7200 West, in Salt Lake City;
  • Near Eagle Mountain;
  • In Tooele County, near the Miller Motor Sports Park.

The sites were announced by a state consultant as he recommended three others be dropped from consideration because of a number of problems. Those sites included near Saratoga Springs, near the Salt Lake City International Airport and in West Jordan.

Read the presentation to the Prison Relocation Commission here:

The meeting began with lawmakers receiving a map of 26 potential sites considered for a new Utah State Prison. Through a number of factors, it was reduced to the three.

Prison relocation

Prison Relocation Commission co-chair Rep. Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, said they were open to other sites as they began engaging…

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