It’s easy to be cynical and make allegations, but anyone who’s closely followed the process would know that’s not the case. This process is being driven by the need for a new correctional facility and for making criminal justice reforms. Doing those two things together in a new location simply makes sense and is in the best interests of all Utahns. What happens to the Draper property will be decided by a group other than the PRC, but it’s clear that the site has a tremendous economic value that can benefit our economy.
The Governor and legislators are charged with doing what’s best for the long-term benefit of all Utahns. Building a new correctional facility in a new location and redeveloping the current site is clearly the best decision.