Salt Lake Tribune
New commission would take over prison relocation duties
A proposal to create a new commission responsible for locating a new home for the state's primary correctional facility got a green light from a Senate committee on Friday.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Man convicted of 1987 triple murder likely to remain in prison
A man convicted of killing three people a quarter-century ago during two separate drunken sprees is likely one step closer to officially spending the rest of his life in prison.
House approves prison move resolution, passes hotel convention bill
Utah's House approved a resolution backing the move for the Utah State Prison in Draper.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Thrift store mission aims to help former inmates
Devoted to helping former prison inmates find success in society and get back on their feet, the Resource and Reentry Thrift Store in downtown St. George provides these adults with resources like job and housing leads, life skills education and spiritual guidance.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Salt Lake Tribune
Lawmakers: Gunnison prison funding critical to keeping inmates behind bars
A request for money to add beds to the state prison in Gunnison may be getting edged out by requests for new buildings on college campuses and a new state crime lab.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Child sexual abuse prevention bill passes House
Elizabeth Smart and Deondra Brown looked on as the votes rolled in on a bill that would allow elementary schools to teach child sexual abuse prevention to students, parents and teachers.
Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line
Tooele man facing jail time for home burglary
Thomas Coleman Jr. A Tooele man who robbed a friend's house will serve jail time and probation for the last November incident.Thomas Darnell Coleman, 20, was sentenced Tuesday in 3rd District Court to two counts of one to 15 years in the Utah State Prison, but those were both suspended.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
'Revenge porn' bill clears another hurdle; House committee backs prison move
Here is what's currently happening during the legislative session at the Utah Capitol.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Utah State Prison move gets a boost from House committee
The years-long push to move the Utah State Prison from Draper got a boost Monday from a House committee, which unanimously backed a resolution calling for relocating the aging facility.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Salt Lake Tribune
Draper City shares its vision for prison site
Draper City has crafted a conceptual plan for a mixed-use development that would take the place of the Utah State Prison to help lawmakers and the public get a vision of what could happen at the site.
House GOP caucus endorses moving state prison
The House GOP caucus voted Thursday to support moving the Utah State Prison from Draper after being assured members are not being asked yet to choose a new site or come up with funding.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Letter: Conflict of interest
The Utah State Legislature must pass a bill stating that no Utah State Legislature or public official will profit more than one thousand dollars a year from freeing up the nearly 700 acres of land currently occupied by the Utah State Prison.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Bill passes to limit panhandling; House GOP delays prison relocation talks
Local lawmakers passed bills this week, including a bill to clarify the role of local school board members and a bill to limit panhandling on state-controlled roads.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Prison move to Tooele County appears likely?
A local legislator predicts there is a 95 percent possibility that the Utah State Prison will be moved to Tooele County.