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Many Rural County Leaders Oppose Construction of a New State Prison

Posted April 9th, 2013 @ 11:50am by Talk Radio 105.7 FM / 570 AM

Well over a thousand Utah State Prison inmates are housed in county jails, throughout Utah.  According to the most recent numbers, Beaver County has the most -- close to 400.

The state pays Utah counties just under 47 dollars -- per inmate, per day -- to house the bad guys.

The income has become critical to counties trying to balance their budgets.

That's why many county commissioners fear, a brand new Utah State Prison will include additional capacity -- and their inmate 'cash cow' will be wounded or killed.


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