Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gunnison welcomes prison expansion

Department of Corrections officials have broken ground on a $30 million expansion of the existing 1,600-inmate facility in Gunnison. Upon completion in August 2016, it will add an additional 192 beds and require 76 more employees. Presently, the central Utah prison employs about 350 with an annual payroll of $26 million. Most live in the six-county region encompassing Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier and Wayne counties. Salt Lake Tribune