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Published January 6, 2014 5:59 pm

State Capitol • Consulting firm will hold an informal meeting on Jan. 16.
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Here's your chance to give your 2-cents worth on the possible relocation of the Utah State Prison.

MGT of America, the consulting firm hired by the Prison Relocation and Development Authority, will hold an informal, public meeting on Jan. 16 to hear views on building one or more new prison facilities and redevelopment of the nearly 700 acres the prison now occupies at the Point of the Mountain in Draper.

The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a one-hour break at noon, in Room 210 of the Senate Building at the State Capitol.

Brad Sassatelli, a project director with MGT, will conduct the meeting. Anyone with a proposal, concern or issue they would like addressed is invited to attend; there may be time limits set on presentations.

MGT is expected to present a preliminary feasibility report to the board later this month, ahead of the start of the 2014 legislative session. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has recommended lawmakers approve spending $36 million to expand the Central Utah Correctional Facility to accommodate growth in the inmate population while the state figures out what to do about its main prison facility.

For more information about the meeting, contact David Walsh, with the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, at dwalsh@utah.gov or visit http://www.utah.gov/pmn/sitemap/publicbody/3537.html





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