PRISON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PRISON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Editorial: Lyman should face the music just like DeChristopher http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429628-82/dechristopher-federal-lyman-charged.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429628-82/dechristopher-federal-lyman-charged.html.csp">Editorial: Lyman should face the music just like DeChristopher</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T17:13:01.644-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman and his allies in the May 10 ATV ride into Recapture Canyon truly have the courage of their convictions, then they should have the courage to take a conviction. But here’s betting that Lyman and the four others charged Wednesday by federal prosecutors won’t spend a single day in an orange jumpsuit. And that would be too bad, no matter what side of the issue you stand on. For those who agree that federal charges are in order for the ringleaders of the ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58429628@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:13:01 MDT Beanie Babies creator’s sentence debated in court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58425863-79/warner-judge-tax-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58425863-79/warner-judge-tax-court.html.csp">Beanie Babies creator’s sentence debated in court</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JASON KEYSER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T18:10:01.961-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 06:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker’s sentence of probation threatens to erode the judicial system’s ability to deter other tax evaders. The hearing before the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago delved into whether H. Ty Warner got off too easy given the lengths he went to conceal his crime, or whether the judge was right to esse...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584258632014-09-17T18:10:01.961-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T18:10:01.961-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58425863@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:10:01 MDT Extension of Remarks: Too many sex offenders in prison? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420926-82/prison-sex-offenders-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420926-82/prison-sex-offenders-utah.html.csp">Extension of Remarks: Too many sex offenders in prison?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T14:21:03.689-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 02:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">— Utah should consider easing sentences on sex offenders — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “ ... Utah’s own sex offenders file shows that the number of offenders who return to prison is cut in half for those who completed a treatment program while in prison. “Unfortunately, the Legislature has repeatedly refused to increase the amount of money it is willing to contribute to a successful sex-offender treatment program. The budget for that program has been frozen at $1 million a year since 1996. ...” ...</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> 58420926@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:21:03 MDT Editorial: Utah should consider easing sentences on sex offenders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416635-82/sex-offenders-prison-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58416635-82/sex-offenders-prison-utah.html.csp">Editorial: Utah should consider easing sentences on sex offenders</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T12:16:33.425-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 12:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In our guts, we have a picture of a sex offender. A sleazy old man who is interested in little else but prowling the streets, schoolyards and shopping malls in an insatiable search for yet another victim. In our brains, not so much. As state and local officials in Utah examine ways to bend the curve on the ever larger number of people who are in, or may be headed to, prison, they have expressed a reluctance to really address one of the primary drivers of our state’s growing inmate population. 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> 58416635@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:16:33 MDT Logan man shot by officers in hospital sentenced http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58418162-78/burr-hospital-logan-officers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58418162-78/burr-hospital-logan-officers.html.csp">Logan man shot by officers in hospital sentenced</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="2014-09-16T22:58:36.592-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Logan man who was shot by law enforcement officers after brandishing two handguns at hospital workers and demanding to see a doctor was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison. Jason James Burr, 34, pleaded guilty in July to one count of second-degree felony aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and one count each of third-degree felony aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and use of a firearm by a restricted person. Five other criminal counts were dropped. He faced up to 25 y...</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> 58418162@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:58:36 MDT 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 Sex offenders driving up Utah’s prison population http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406311-78/offenders-sex-prison-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406311-78/offenders-sex-prison-utah.html.csp">Sex offenders driving up Utah’s prison population</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="2014-09-15T11:44:00.516-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 11:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Prison populations around the country have been in steady decline for the past 10 years. In Utah, it’s a different story. The number of men and women in the state’s prison system has continued to rise, with the highest drivers being nonviolent criminals and sex offenders, who are staying in longer and taking up more beds than ever before, according to data collected by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Sex offenders now take up 42 percent more beds than they did 10 years ago, making them the largest gr...</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> 58406311@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:44:00 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 Utah real estate fraud brings prison sentence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403305-78/fraud-project-guilty-estate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58403305-78/fraud-project-guilty-estate.html.csp">Utah real estate fraud brings prison sentence</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:40:02.827-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge in Utah sentenced an Atlanta resident to prison on Friday for fraud and money laundering in connection with a real estate project in Vernal. U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball sentenced Martin A. Pool, 44, to 6½ years in federal prison after his guilty plea to fraud and money laundering charges. He was ordered to pay $8 million in restitution to the victims. Pool and co-defendant Armand R. Franquelin, 57, Liberty, Utah, pleaded guilty in May to the fraud that involved a real esta...</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> 58403305@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:40:02 MDT Escaped teen school shooter captured near Ohio prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406345-68/lane-prison-ohio-friday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406345-68/lane-prison-ohio-friday.html.csp">Escaped teen school shooter captured near Ohio prison</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK GILLISPIE and JOHN SEEWER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T10:32:07.592-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 10:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lima, Ohio • A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding near a church, authorities said. T.J. Lane, 19, was caught only about 100 yards from the prison by two state troopers at 1:20 a.m. Friday. A second prisoner had been caught almost immediately after the Thursday night escape, and troopers apprehended the third three hours after finding Lane. Lane’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584063452014-09-12T10:32:07.592-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T10:32:07.592-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406345@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:32:07 MDT Ex-Aryan Nations attorney dies in federal prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58382142-68/steele-prison-wife-aryan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58382142-68/steele-prison-wife-aryan.html.csp">Ex-Aryan Nations attorney dies in federal prison</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T15:41:02.705-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 03:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Coeur d’Alene, Idaho • Edgar Steele, who once represented Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler in a lawsuit that bankrupted the white supremacist group, has died in federal prison in California. Steele was 69. Steele was serving a 50-year sentence at the federal prison in Victorville, California, after he was convicted of plotting to kill his wife. The prison website listed him as dying on Thursday. No other details were immediately available, and the prison operator phone went unanswered Friday...</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> 58382142@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 15:41:02 MDT 25 possible sites identified for Utah’s new prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58369700-90/prison-utah-commission-sites.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58369700-90/prison-utah-commission-sites.html.csp">25 possible sites identified for Utah’s new prison</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="2014-09-04T09:19:46.282-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 09:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lawmakers and criminal justice leaders have narrowed down where they’d like to see Utah’s new prison — to a list of 25 possible sites scattered throughout six counties. Although these potential sites were not discussed in detail at Wednesday’s meeting of the Prison Relocation Commission, a list of criteria was finalized, and the commission’s priorities made clear, putting Utah well on track to have a final recommendation (or several) ready to present to the Legislature by January, consultants 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> 58369700@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:19:46 MDT Utah judge: Teen will remain in prison during appeal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369381-78/huizen-van-court-prison.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369381-78/huizen-van-court-prison.html.csp">Utah judge: Teen will remain in prison during appeal</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="2014-09-03T22:15:35.25-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An Ogden judge has ruled that a 17-year-old boy whom he sent to prison will remain there, even as the teen asks the Utah Court of Appeals to consider his case. Cooper Van Huizen was sentenced to prison on May 7 — when he was then 16 years old — by 2nd District Judge Ernie Jones, who ordered the teen to serve two concurrent terms of one to 15 years in prison for committing armed robbery. Since then, the teen’s parents have fought the prison sentence, saying they did not receive solid legal advic...</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> 58369381@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:15:35 MDT After 3 decades, N.C. man freed from prison, death row http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58369235-68/freed-death-prison-row.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58369235-68/freed-death-prison-row.html.csp">After 3 decades, N.C. man freed from prison, death row</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL BIESECKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T11:00:57.834-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 11:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Raleigh, N.C. • One of North Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmates has been freed from prison, a day after a judge overturned his conviction because of new DNA evidence in the case. Fifty-year-old Henry McCollum walked out of Central Prison in Raleigh on Wednesday. He hugged his mother and thanked God for his release. His half brother, 46-year-old Leon Brown, also had his conviction in a 1983 rape and murder overturned on Tuesday. Brown was expected to be freed later Wednesday. McCollum s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583692352014-09-03T11:00:57.834-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T11:00:57.834-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58369235@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:00:57 MDT Ex-US sailor who spied for Soviets dies in prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351745-68/prison-soviets-walker-sailor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351745-68/prison-soviets-walker-sailor.html.csp">Ex-US sailor who spied for Soviets dies in prison</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T11:02:02.1-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Butner, N.C. • A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina. Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says retired Navy Warrant Officer John A. Walker Jr. died Thursday at the Federal Medical Center in Butner. The cause of death was not released. He was 77. Walker was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in 1985 to passing secrets to the Soviets while he was a shipboard...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517452014-08-29T11:02:02.1-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T11:02:02.1-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351745@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:02:02 MDT Utah prison inmates run 5K race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58347432-78/inmates-prison-race-program.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58347432-78/inmates-prison-race-program.html.csp">Utah prison inmates run 5K race</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T10:58:30.532-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 10:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Draper • About 40 male inmates in the Con-Quest substance abuse program participated Thursday in the first 5K race at the Utah State Prison. They ran 16 laps around the fenced jogging track made muddy from recent rain. The 5K was a first for most of the inmates, who have been training in anticipation of the race as part of the prison’s Addict II Athlete program.</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> 58347432@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:58:30 MDT Salt Lake City man sent to prison on fraud charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58340299-78/johnson-prison-conviction-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58340299-78/johnson-prison-conviction-federal.html.csp">Salt Lake City man sent to prison on fraud charges</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T09:14:07.92-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 09:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Jamis Johnson to five months in prison on his conviction of 27 fraud-related charges after crediting him with the nearly four years he’s spent in state prison on a separate conviction. U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups said the Salt Lake City man, convicted by a federal court jury in 2011 after a nine-day trial, has been incarcerated in the Utah State Prison for 43 months for violation of parole from the earlier conviction. He was given credit for that time...</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> 58340299@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:14:07 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 mom to prison for toddler son’s methadone death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309994-78/goff-child-aiden-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309994-78/goff-child-aiden-judge.html.csp">Utah mom to prison for toddler son’s methadone death</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="2014-08-19T22:06:04.571-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tooele • Jill Goff took a nap as her toddler was dying. She didn’t call 911 or take her children to the hospital. When her older children, ages 5 and 8, began feeling ill, she didn’t immediately tell anyone why — that she had inadvertently given her children methadone, thinking it was Gatorade. On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Goff to prison for up to 15 years for this. Neither the prosecution nor the defense attorney asked the judge to send the 33-year-old mother to prison. Committing her to a ...</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> 58309994@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:06:04 MDT