CORRECTIONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CORRECTIONS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Op-ed: A better way than filling jails with nonviolent offenders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170896-82/prison-offenders-nonviolent-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58170896-82/prison-offenders-nonviolent-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: A better way than filling jails with nonviolent offenders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kirk L. Jowers</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T22:19:02.072-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Across the nation, policymakers are revising age-old approaches to incarceration. In the last five years, 26 states have reduced crime rates and prisoners behind bars, saving billions of taxpayer dollars without compromising public safety. The consensus of decades past—that more prisons, and prisoners, mean less crime—has shifted to embrace a better, data-driven way of keeping our streets safe. Unfortunately, Utah’s criminal justice system is falling behind. While Utah has historically kept its ...</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> 58170896@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:19:02 MDT