Rep. Mike Kennedy’s General Session Week 3 Update

In 2014, after years of study and deliberation, the legislature made the decision to move the Utah State Prison. This session, among the major issues we’re confronting are those of funding construction of the new prison and reforming our criminal justice system. The current prison needs hundreds of millions of dollars in improvements just to keep operating at current capacity. It is unable to accommodate programs proven to reduce recidivism and more likely return prisoners to productive lives upon release. Unfortunately, the current prison structure doesn’t allow for many of…