Farmington • The Davis County Commission has committed to add up to 400 jail beds to house state inmates if the Utah State Prison in Draper is closed and prisoners are relocated to other facilities.
The beds would be added to the Davis County Correctional Facility in Farmington. The jail and a separate center that houses work release and work detail inmates currently have space for nearly 900 prisoners, according to the county.
A 3-0 commission vote approved a resolution that says Davis County would like to be considered a relocation site for inmates and would provide the facility to house them if certain conditions are met. Those conditions include a pledge by the state to pay $59 a day for inmates housed in an expansion of the current jail. The agreement would last a minimum of 20 years, the resolution said, for an amount that would increase every three years, based on inflation.