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In our opinion: Deseret News on Better UTAH

Our efforts to bring balance and transparency to the Draper Prison move is starting to pay off. We were pleasantly surprised to wake up Sunday morning and read that the Deseret News Editorial Board has endorsed our position on the Draper Prison relocation bid. One close observer and critic of the prison relocation process is Maryann Martindale,

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On prison move: We’re evolving

It is interesting what a year of study and reflection will do. Last year at this time we were working with various groups to oppose moving the Utah State Prison from its current location in Draper, at the south end of Salt Lake County. A year ago the legislature was rushing through, without consulting the

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Legislators should declare conflicts of interest in prison move

Salt Lake City — Good government group Alliance for a Better UTAH, a longtime observer of the Prison Relocation and Development Authority, has released the following statement following the Utah House Republican Caucus’ decision to move forward with the prison relocation: “We hope state legislators will take advantage of the historic opportunity they have to

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Prisons and jails are separate for good reasons

Prison policy, after years of neglect, is finally drawing more attention as both sides of the political aisle find areas of common ground. The topic has received additional attention in Utah due to discussions about moving the state prison from its current location in Draper. Increasingly important in these conversations are the roles of jails

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Before Utah builds new prison, it should build new prison policy

Better UTAH analyst Eric Rumple took to the opinion pages of the Salt Lake Tribune this weekend to discuss the Prison Relocation and Development Authority (PRADA) and their efforts to move the Utah State Prison from its current location in Draper. Eric argued that PRADA has neglected the important topic of prison reform in their

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