- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - State leaders say they’re going to postpone naming the four sites in northern Utah where they’re considering building a new state prison.

Members of the state Prison Relocation Commission had originally planned to name the sites this week.

Kaysville Republican Rep. Brad Wilson, a co-chair of the commission, says they’re now planning to name the sites in four or five weeks.

He says they may also add locations to the list.

Wilson told the Deseret News (https://bit.ly/1zRnV9h) that commission members want to do more research before publicizing the locations.

They want to ensure a new site does not end up being coveted real estate in the years ahead.

Officials say the current 700-acre prison in Draper needs more space and is tying up valuable land in a developing area.


Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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