Construction crews install a men’s maximum security cell module at the new state prison in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Price tag is now north of $800 million as construction costs continue to escalate; crews detail unique challenges of remote Salt Lake City site SALT LAKE CITY — Crews in hard hats kept working despite a steady drizzle of rain pattering in the gravel and mud — but when lightning flashed in the distance followed by a low rumble of thunder, that was their cue. “Oh, siren, where’s the siren?” said Marilee Richins, deputy director of the state Department of Administrative Services, who helped guide a tour of the new state prison’s construction site on Wednesday. The alarm signals...
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A peek inside new Utah prison as first cells are stacked in place ‘like Legos’