CORRECTIONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CORRECTIONS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah prison inmate death: Investigators waiting on autopsy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416398-78/lucas-inmate-prison-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416398-78/lucas-inmate-prison-utah.html.csp">Utah prison inmate death: Investigators waiting on autopsy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T12:57:25.965-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 12:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investigators on Monday were awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine whether a Utah State Prison inmate died over the weekend from injuries in a fight or a separate medical problem. Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal, whose agency is investigating the Saturday night death of 25-year-old Christopher Lee Lucas for the Utah Department of Corrections, could not provide a firm estimate for when the State Medical Examiner would complete the post mortem. On Saturday, Corrections officers saw Lucas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416398@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:57:25 MDT Prison inmate dies following fight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58412751-78/lucas-inmate-prison-officers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58412751-78/lucas-inmate-prison-officers.html.csp">Prison inmate dies following fight</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T08:44:06.755-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Utah State Prison inmate died Saturday night after corrections officers broke up a fight between him and another inmate. Officers saw Christopher Lee Lucas, 25, and another inmate fighting in a cell and told them to stop, but the orders were ignored, according to a prison news release. The officers then used pepper spray, and as the officers walked Lucas out of the cell, he collapsed. Lucas was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 6:45 p.m. His body has been transferred t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58412751@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:44:06 MDT Prison ends wild horse program; BLM must remove 1,100 animals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58379405-90/program-blm-utah-wild.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58379405-90/program-blm-utah-wild.html.csp">Prison ends wild horse program; BLM must remove 1,100 animals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T08:07:29.919-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 08:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has 30 days to move more than 1,100 wild horses out of state after the Utah Department of Corrections terminated its Wild Horse & Burro Program, ending a seven-year partnership with the federal agency. Corrections officials said the program was burning a hole in their budget, that what was meant to be self-sustaining had become a financially unfeasible enterprise. But BLM insisted Friday that not only had it done its part to support the program at the Gunnis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58379405@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:07:29 MDT Utah polygamist bomber Addam Swapp released from parole supervision http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365348-78/swapp-singer-parole-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365348-78/swapp-singer-parole-state.html.csp">Utah polygamist bomber Addam Swapp released from parole supervision</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By tom harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T10:02:38.942-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Addam Swapp, the polygamist who bombed a Mormon chapel in 1988, setting off a 13-day standoff that resulted in the death of a state Corrections officer, has been released from federal parole supervision. U.S. District Judge Bruce Jenkins signed the release order after a hearing Friday. Swapp, 53, spent 17 years in federal prison and another seven in state custody before his release in July of 2013. Events that led to Swapp’s imprisonment began in January of 1979 when polygamist clan leader John...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365348@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:02:38 MDT Prison company pays $8 million in back wages http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314611-79/federal-prison-company-employees.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314611-79/federal-prison-company-employees.html.csp">Prison company pays $8 million in back wages</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T18:07:02.008-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 06:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • The nation’s largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday. The payments came after an investigation found that the federal prison subcontractor underpaid 362 employees at the California City Correctional Center under the terms of its contract, where pay rates are es...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583146112014-08-19T18:07:02.008-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T18:07:02.008-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314611@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:07:02 MDT Trib Talk: Is prison the solution? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58309995-231/tribtalk-prison-com-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58309995-231/tribtalk-prison-com-sltrib.html.csp">Trib Talk: Is prison the solution?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T12:41:09.873-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 12:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Non-violent offenders are filling Utah’s prison to the tune of 63 percent of new inmates, a trend that has lawmakers, attorneys, judges and corrections officials worried and wondering if sentencing guidelines really fit the crime. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Utah Department of Corrections director Rollin Cook and Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice director Ron Gordon join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about some of the disconnects between crime and punishment in Utah and ways to fix t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309995@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:41:09 MDT Utah prison review aims to find new approach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58264217-90/corrections-gordon-inmates-justice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58264217-90/corrections-gordon-inmates-justice.html.csp">Utah prison review aims to find new approach</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T08:44:52.98-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 08:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With a recidivism rate above the national average and a prison population expected to grow by some 2,700 inmates during the next two decades, Gov. Gary Herbert and other state leaders are in the midst of a ground-up review of Utah’s corrections policy. “We’re calling on the foremost experts on public safety to create a new road map for our criminal-justice system,” Herbert said in a statement. “The prison gates must be a permanent exit from the system, not just a revolving door.” Work on the pr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58264217@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:44:52 MDT