Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 21991

State Planning Board Advisory commission on prison removal records

Dates: 1938-1939.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The Planning Board, through Advisory Commission secretary and planning board director, Sumner Margetts, worked to select, acquire, and develop the site for the new State Prison. The prison at Sugarhouse was to be relocated and the new site was to be chosen by the committee. Reports were made of problems pertaining to the disposition of land in the Sugarhouse site and the marketability of the area. The commission studied such items as land ownership, water supply, quality of soil, and obtaining rights-of-way. This series contains petitions for consideration by landowners willing to sell their lands; maps of the areas under consideration; some photos of the areas; reports on prison conditions; reports detailing the decisions surrounding the choice of the point-of-the-mountain site; a report on the necessity to move the Sugarhouse prison to a new site; and studies of prison labor problems.

Chapter 161 of the Laws of Utah, 1937, entitled "An act making appropriation for the purchase of a suitable site for the building of a new state prison, relating to disposition of present prison site, and authorizing erection of prison structures," appropriated $100,000 for the purpose of purchasing a site suitable for the building of an adequate and modern state penitentiary. The governor appointed a committee of 14 members to consider the selection of a suitable site for prison relocation.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by document type.

Related Records

Maps from the State Planning Board, Series 5597, has maps of the plans for the new prison site.

Advisory commission on prison removal correspondence from the State Planning Board, Series 21992, has the prison commission correspondence.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by M. Call in June 1999 and microfilmed for reference use in 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Prison industries—Utah.
  • Prisons—Planning—Utah.
  • Utah—Prison administration.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 Agreements and deeds; Right of Way drainage agreements; 1939
1 1 2 Agreements and deeds; Sugarhouse prison deed and data; 1920-1940
1 1 3 Agreements and deeds; Water rights deeds; 1940
1 1 4 Commission minutes; 1937-1938
1 1 5 Commission minutes; 1939
1 1 6 Commission minutes; 1940
1 1 7 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Box Elder- Brigham City Site 1- Knudson
1 1 8 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Knudson
1 1 9 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Brigham City Site 2- Merrill farm
1 1 10 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Cropley
1 1 11 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Utah Hot Springs
1 1 12 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Various
1 1 13 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Davis County; Woods Cross
1 1 14 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Davis County; Various
1 1 15 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Millard County; Delta
2 1 16 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Salt Lake County; Airport
2 1 17 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Salt Lake County; Crystal Hot Lakes
2 1 18 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Salt Lake County; Jordan Narrows
2 1 19 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Salt Lake County; Magna
2 1 20 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Salt Lake County; Point-of-the-mountain; Chosen site; 1938
2 1 21 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Salt Lake County; Point-of-the-mountain; 1939
2 1 22 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Salt Lake County; Point-of-the-mountain; Adjacent addition
2 1 23 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Salt Lake County; Smith - McCarty site
2 1 24 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Salt Lake County; Riverton
2 1 25 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Salt Lake County; Taylorsville
2 1 26 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Salt Lake County; Tooele
2 1 27 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Salt Lake County; West Valley
2 1 28 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Salt Lake County; Various
2 1 29 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Utah County; American Fork
2 1 30 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Utah County; Saratoga
2 1 31 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Utah County; Various
2 1 32 Prison, proposed site reports and related correspondence; Weber County; Ogden
2 1 33 Prison Removal Reports; Crime control report; 1934-1935
2 1 34 Prison Removal Reports; Joint Report of the Utah State Building Commission and Board of Corrections concerning the Utah State Prison; 1931
2 1 35 Prison Removal Reports; Prison labor problems in Utah; 1937
2 1 36 Prison Removal Reports; Prison removal memorandum report; 1936
2 1 37 Prison Removal Reports; Prison removal data; 1938
2 2 38 Prison Removal Reports; Report of the Utah State Advisory Commission
2 1 39 Prison Removal Reports; Report on necessity of removal and requirements for new prison
2 1 40 Prison Removal Reports; Specifications for a deep water well; 1940
2 1 41 Prison Removal Reports; Specifications for the prison site; 1938
2 1 42 Prison Removal Reports; Supplement to the preliminary report
2 1 43 Prison Removal Reports; Statistical reports on proposed prison sites
2 1 44 Prison Removal Reports; Survey of the Utah State Prison; 1936
2 1 45 Prison Removal Reports; Utah State prison removal memorandum report; 1934