In his State of the State address, Gov. Gary Herbert said, "It's time to get serious about finding a more suitable location for the state prison," perhaps in Tooele County ("State of State: Utah governor 'Never been more optimistic,'" Tribune, Jan. 31). He should give this more thought.
When I retired in 2006 as a probation and parole agent, about 80 percent of everything that happened in Corrections happened in Salt Lake County: 80 percent of people on probation and parole; 80 percent of returning parole violators; 80 percent of the families who are prisoners' support system.
All the prisoner medical treatment and substance abuse treatment? In this county.