Panel meets on prison relocation proposal

Jun 12 2013 - 12:08pm

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This June 6, 2013, photo shows the Utah State Prison, left foreground, in Draper, Utah. A Utah committee tasked with studying the relocation of the Utah State Prison will hold its first meeting Wednesday, June 12, 2013 after changing its membership. Gov. Gary Herbert signed legislation in March bringing in new members to the prison relocation and development board. The measure also directs the group to review options for a new prison site or the current location in Draper. The prison sits in an area where tech companies including eBay and Microsoft have set up shop in recent years. Herbert and other lawmakers have expressed support for moving the prison in order to further develop the area as a tech corridor. The 11-member prison relocation and development authority is scheduled to meet at the Utah State Capitol on Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
This June 6, 2013, photo, shows the Utah State Prison, in Draper, Utah. A Utah committee tasked with studying the relocation of the Utah State Prison will hold its first meeting Wednesday, June 12, 2013 after changing its membership. Gov. Gary Herbert signed legislation in March bringing in new members to the prison relocation and development board. The measure also directs the group to review options for a new prison site or the current location in Draper. The prison sits in an area where tech companies including eBay and Microsoft have set up shop in recent years. Herbert and other lawmakers have expressed support for moving the prison in order to further develop the area as a tech corridor. The 11-member prison relocation and development authority is scheduled to meet at the Utah State Capitol on Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
This June 6, 2013, photo, shows the Utah State Prison, in Draper, Utah. A Utah committee tasked with studying the relocation of the Utah State Prison will hold its first meeting Wednesday, June 12, 2013 after changing its membership. Gov. Gary Herbert signed legislation in March bringing in new members to the prison relocation and development board. The measure also directs the group to review options for a new prison site or the current location in Draper. The prison sits in an area where tech companies including eBay and Microsoft have set up shop in recent years. Herbert and other lawmakers have expressed support for moving the prison in order to further develop the area as a tech corridor. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
This June 6, 2013, photo shows the Utah State Prison, left foreground, in Draper, Utah. A Utah committee tasked with studying the relocation of the Utah State Prison will hold its first meeting Wednesday, June 12, 2013 after changing its membership. Gov. Gary Herbert signed legislation in March bringing in new members to the prison relocation and development board. The measure also directs the group to review options for a new prison site or the current location in Draper. The prison sits in an area where tech companies including eBay and Microsoft have set up shop in recent years. Herbert and other lawmakers have expressed support for moving the prison in order to further develop the area as a tech corridor. The 11-member prison relocation and development authority is scheduled to meet at the Utah State Capitol on Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
This June 6, 2013, photo, shows the Utah State Prison, in Draper, Utah. A Utah committee tasked with studying the relocation of the Utah State Prison will hold its first meeting Wednesday, June 12, 2013 after changing its membership. Gov. Gary Herbert signed legislation in March bringing in new members to the prison relocation and development board. The measure also directs the group to review options for a new prison site or the current location in Draper. The prison sits in an area where tech companies including eBay and Microsoft have set up shop in recent years. Herbert and other lawmakers have expressed support for moving the prison in order to further develop the area as a tech corridor. The 11-member prison relocation and development authority is scheduled to meet at the Utah State Capitol on Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
This June 6, 2013, photo, shows the Utah State Prison, in Draper, Utah. A Utah committee tasked with studying the relocation of the Utah State Prison will hold its first meeting Wednesday, June 12, 2013 after changing its membership. Gov. Gary Herbert signed legislation in March bringing in new members to the prison relocation and development board. The measure also directs the group to review options for a new prison site or the current location in Draper. The prison sits in an area where tech companies including eBay and Microsoft have set up shop in recent years. Herbert and other lawmakers have expressed support for moving the prison in order to further develop the area as a tech corridor. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

 

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah committee tasked with studying the relocation of the Utah State Prison will hold its first meeting Wednesday after changing its membership.

Gov. Gary Herbert signed legislation in March bringing in new members to the prison relocation and development board. The measure also directs the group to review options for a new prison site or the current location in Draper.

The prison sits in an area where tech companies including eBay and Microsoft have set up shop in recent years.

Herbert and other lawmakers have expressed support for moving the prison in order to further develop the area as a tech corridor.

The 11-member prison relocation and development authority is scheduled to meet at the Utah State Capitol on Wednesday afternoon.

 

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