Utah to Build New State Prison

SALT LAKE CITY — 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.

Now that the governor signed off on the about $550 million project, the state can begin finalizing the purchase of the land and designing the new facility. It will be designed with space for rehabilitation and treatment programs, and will house about 4,000 inmates.

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