INMATES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/INMATES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah prisoners train service dogs for veterans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57818535-78/dogs-dog-women-program.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57818535-78/dogs-dog-women-program.html.csp">Utah prisoners train service dogs for veterans</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="2014-04-18T10:43:07.983-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 10:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Draper • He was found on the streets, cold and alone. He had no identification. No family. No name. Now, he lives inside the thick concrete walls of the Utah State Prison. It’s not a bad life, prison officials said. He’s given food and shelter, exercise and a place to lay his head — not to mention love. Valor, a scruffy black dog with bright eyes and dark mahogany whiskers hanging from his chin, is one of six canines being fostered by prisoners in the Timpanogos Women’s Facility as part of a n...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57818535@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:43:07 MDT Judge tells Davis County jail to keep its hands off inmates’ money http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57803945-78/county-inmates-davis-allphin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57803945-78/county-inmates-davis-allphin.html.csp">Judge tells Davis County jail to keep its hands off inmates’ money</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T22:03:37.598-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A judge has ordered the Davis County jail to stop taking money from inmates’ personal accounts to cover lodging and medical expenses. The practice, known as Pay For Stay, began with a 2007 state law enabling counties to collect payments from inmates to transfer jail costs away from taxpayers. But in an order filed Wednesday, 2nd District Judge Michael G. Allphin wrote that the payments are a form of restitution, which requires authorization from the courts. The issue was raised about a year ago...</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> 57803945@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:03:37 MDT Inside job: Inmates help further Mormon genealogy work http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57682631-78/family-inmates-prison-history.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57682631-78/family-inmates-prison-history.html.csp">Inside job: Inmates help further Mormon genealogy work</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brooke Adams </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Jim Dalrymple II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T15:14:51.306-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 03:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">William J. Hopkins already knew a bit about genealogy work when he arrived at the Utah State Prison in 1994, an interest that was sparked in his teens by an aunt who is a family historian. Hopkins, 40, now spends two to three hours a day working on family history projects — his own and that of others — at the Family History Center at the prison’s Wasatch unit. He is an arbitrator, someone who reviews duplicate data entered by various indexers to ensure the information corresponds and then enter...</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> 57682631@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:14:51 MDT Letter: Why not let inmates work off sentences on farms? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57724647-82/farmers-easy-farms-article.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57724647-82/farmers-easy-farms-article.html.csp">Letter: Why not let inmates work off sentences on farms?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T14:48:27.683-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 02:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I read with interest the article by Lee Davidson, “Utah farmers: Study shows immigration reform needed,” Tribune, March 18. What if farmers could get free legal labor? What if they could simply log on to an easy-to-use website or call an 800 number and order “X” number of legal workers for “X” number of days? Right now, we have more than 2 million people behind bars in this country. Many are non-violent and could be given the opportunity to work off their sentences. The only cost to farmers woul...</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> 57724647@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:48:27 MDT Review: Matthew Stewart was not mistreated before suicide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57714165-78/stewart-linton-jail-death.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57714165-78/stewart-linton-jail-death.html.csp">Review: Matthew Stewart was not mistreated before suicide</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica MIller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T23:19:51.072-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 11:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Matthew David Stewart was not mistreated by jail staff, prosecutors or a 2nd District Court judge before the man who allegedly killed an Ogden police officer committed suicide in May 2013, a recent independent review concluded. Chief Deputy Cache County Attorney Donald Linton, who reviewed an investigation of Stewart’s hanging death that was conducted by the Utah Department of Public Safety, concluded that Stewart alone was responsible for his death, and that Weber County officials had no culpa...</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> 57714165@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:19:51 MDT APNewsBreak: NYC inmate ‘baked to death’ in cell http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704303-68/murdough-cell-death-heat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704303-68/murdough-cell-death-heat.html.csp">APNewsBreak: NYC inmate ‘baked to death’ in cell</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAKE PEARSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T17:23:02.16-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Jerome Murdough was just looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project where he was arrested for trespassing. A week later, the mentally ill homeless man was found dead in a Rikers Island jail cell that four city officials say had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment. The officials told The Associated Press that the 56-year-old former...</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> 57704303@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:23:02 MDT 20 hours in solitary, praise for Colorado corrections chief http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57688607-68/raemisch-inmates-corrections-solitary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57688607-68/raemisch-inmates-corrections-solitary.html.csp">20 hours in solitary, praise for Colorado corrections chief</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA GOODE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T19:20:11.778-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 07:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-COLO-PRISON-CHIEF-ART-(TRIMS)-NYT,1656 20 Hours in Solitary, Then Praise for Colorado Corrections Chief (ART ADV: Photos XNYT25-28 are being sent to NYT photo clients. Nonsubscribers can purchase one-time rights by calling: 1-888-603-1036 or 1-888-346-9867.) By ERICA GOODE c.2014 New York Times News Service DENVER - The cells where inmates are kept in solitary confinement at the state penitentiary here are 7-by-13-foot boxes arranged in semicircular tiers. When the warden, Travis Trani, hear...</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> 57688607@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:20:11 MDT Prisons signing up inmates for benefits under health act http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57657211-68/inmates-health-medicaid-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57657211-68/inmates-health-medicaid-care.html.csp">Prisons signing up inmates for benefits under health act</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA GOODE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T22:17:02.382-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-EXP-HEALTH-LAW-PRISONS-NYT,0396 Prisons Signing Up Inmates for Benefits Under Health Act (This article is part of TIMES EXPRESS. It is a condensed version of a story that will appear in tomorrow’s New York Times.) By ERICA GOODE c.2014 New York Times News Service In a little-noticed outcome of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, jails and prisons around the country are beginning to sign up inmates for health insurance under the law, taking advantage of the expansion of Medicaid tha...</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> 57657211@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:17:02 MDT FBI investigates private company that ran Idaho prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57647831-68/idaho-cca-prison-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57647831-68/idaho-cca-prison-company.html.csp">FBI investigates private company that ran Idaho prison</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By REBECCA BOONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T13:54:34.918-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 01:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise, Idaho • The FBI has launched a criminal investigation into private prison company Corrections Corporation of America which ran what Idaho inmates called “Gladiator School” because of a violent reputation they say understaffing helped create. The Nashville, Tenn.-based CCA has operated Idaho’s largest prison for more than a decade, but last year, CCA officials acknowledged it had understaffed the Idaho Correctional Center by thousands of hours in violation of the state contract. CCA also s...</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> 57647831@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:54:34 MDT At the Utah State Prison, the tie that binds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57642634-224/cell-prison-inmates-nancy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57642634-224/cell-prison-inmates-nancy.html.csp">At the Utah State Prison, the tie that binds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brooke Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T17:29:06.532-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Even in the most sterile environments, connection matters. I was reminded of that over and over on Wednesday during a half-day media tour of the Utah State Prison in Draper. At Wasatch A-East, that thought was spurred by seeing family photos and a hand-lettered “I love you” sign plastered on the wall of a single-man cell. It came to mind again when a 41-year-old man said life on the unit wasn’t too bad and that his family kept him going. I asked him how long he had, and the man said he’s never g...</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> 57642634@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:29:06 MDT In California, ‘lifers’ are leaving winning parole at record pace http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57596324-68/board-parole-brown-lifers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57596324-68/board-parole-brown-lifers.html.csp">In California, ‘lifers’ are leaving winning parole at record pace</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ELIAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T15:29:55.167-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • For decades, California’s criminal justice policies ensured that murderers and others sentenced to life, with the possibility of parole, could expect to die in prison. And most of the time, they did. Since Gov. Jerry Brown assumed office in January 2011, a record number of inmates with life sentences are winning parole. Brown has allowed the release of nearly 1,400 lifers, while going along with the parole board about 82 percent of the time. Brown’s predecessor, Arnold Schwarzene...</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> 57596324@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:29:55 MDT