The state has decided to move the prison facility in Draper. The discussion now is looking at where do you put a new prison? How do you finance it? and what can be done in terms of prison reform to lower recidivism.
On this weekend’s show we look to answers those questions with Representative Eric Hutchings and County Commissioner Mark Whitney. The additional perspective we look at on the show is how can the counties help?
About 20 counties are currently involved in housing state inmates already. The counties are already providing programs to help inmates tackle substance abuse. So the question now is how else can the state and counties partner to provide additional resources and services that will help people who are incarcerated get back into their communities and stay there.
You can get more info on the relocation of the prison here:
You may also want to watch our previous discussion on Wild Horses in case you missed it.