Prison Relocation Chairs To Attend Open House, Q&A Sessions

Events Set for Salt Lake, Tooele, and Utah Counties

The co-chairs of the Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission (PRC) will attend and participate in the three informational meetings hosted by the PRC. Events will be held in Salt Lake, Tooele, and Utah counties, home of the five potential sites for a new Utah State Correctional Facility.

"We’ve heard from citizens that they want PRC members to attend the informational meetings and hear first-hand their questions and concerns," said Rep. Brad Wilson, co-chair of the PRC with Sen. Jerry Stevenson.  "We are committed to make this decision-making process as transparent as possible and encourage meaningful public participation."

Sponsored by the PRC, each event will start with an open house at which attendees can browse informational displays and speak with staff members from the PRC, the Utah Department of Corrections, the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, and the PRC's consultant team.

A moderated question-and-answer session will be held immediately following each open house to allow attendees an opportunity to ask questions, hear their neighbor's questions and concerns, and receive answers to those questions. To ensure that as many varied questions as possible are addressed, attendees will be invited to submit their questions before and during the Q&A session.  Questions will be read by a moderator and answered by a panel of experts including at least one of the PRC co-chairs.

Open house displays will be available throughout the 4 to 9 p.m. time period. The Q&A sessions at each event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Event dates and locations are as follows:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 4 – 9 p.m.
Promontory Building, Utah State Fairpark
155 N 1000 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 4 – 9 p.m.
Grantsville High School
155 E. Cherry Street, Grantsville, UT 84029

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 4 – 9 p.m.
Frontier Middle School
1427 Mid Valley Road, Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

The PRC will also host at least one formal public hearing before the full PRC regarding finalist sites. The five finalist sites being considered by the PRC as the new location for the Utah State Correctional Facility are as follows:

* I-80 / 7200 West Site in Salt Lake County – Located west of Salt Lake City International Airport.

* SR 112/Depot Boundary Road Site in Tooele County – Located opposite the Miller Motor Sports Park between the cities of Tooele and Grantsville.

* Lake Mountains West Site in Utah County – Located at the southernmost part of Eagle Mountain City.

* Cedar Valley South Site in Utah County – Located southwest of Eagle Mountain City at the southern end of the town of Fairfield along SR 73.

* SR 138 Industrial Park Site in Tooele County – Located near the Walmart Distribution Center on the west side of SR 138 in Grantsville. 

For more information about the Prison Relocation Commission, please visit the PRC web page at