Salt Lake City officials wants new prison housed elsewhere

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 20, 2015 at 1:31 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City officials are asking residents to join them in opposing a proposal to put a new state prison near Salt Lake City International Airport.

KSL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1cOM1Yo) the legislature's commission on the project is nearing its summer deadline to make a recommendation on the site of the prison.

Five locations are being considered, including one west of the airport. Members of city council and mayor Ralph Becker said in a joint statement Monday that residents should join them in a show of opposition at a Wednesday night informational meeting at Utah State Fairpark.

Two more open houses are set for May 28 in Grantsville and June 2 in Eagle Mountain.

The city posted a detailed list of reasons the project shouldn't be in Salt Lake City online. A Change.org petition opposes the project's potential location.

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