Utah Senate panel approves state prison move

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A measure voicing support to move the Utah state prison out of a developing tech corridor has advanced in the state Legislature.

A Senate committee on Friday unanimously approved the proposal.

It's one of two resolutions to encourage a move of the 700-acre Draper facility. Both come from Kaysville Republican Rep. Brad Wilson.

The Draper prison is now halfway between operations for eBay Inc. and Adobe Systems Inc.

Bill proponents, including lawmakers and Draper City officials, say moving the facility would free up the area for real estate for development.

They also say the current prison is running out of room.

An outside consulting firm estimates the state would earn about $100 million if it moves the prison.

The measure advances to the Senate.



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