PRISON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PRISON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Initial prison probe of inmate’s death finds no wrongdoing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57821781-78/death-prison-attempted-burglary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57821781-78/death-prison-attempted-burglary.html.csp">Initial prison probe of inmate’s death finds no wrongdoing</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="2014-04-15T08:56:08.524-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 08:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Department of Corrections officials on Tuesday confirmed that investigators believe a state prison inmate’s death resulted from injuries he sustained in an earlier suicide bid. David Finch, 35, was found hanging in his Washington County Jail cell on April 8. He died a week later, being declared dead Sunday morning at Dixie Regional Medical Center. Finch had been serving prison time for four third-degree felonies, including attempted forcible sexual abuse, two counts of burglary, and one cou...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57821781@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:56:08 MDT Convicted murderer of BYU professor pleads guilty to obstructing justice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57818710-78/rettig-bond-aggravated-mortensen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57818710-78/rettig-bond-aggravated-mortensen.html.csp">Convicted murderer of BYU professor pleads guilty to obstructing justice</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="2014-04-14T21:08:58.823-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Vernal man who held a retired Brigham Young University professor at gunpoint while another man slit his throat has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, after refusing to testify against his co-defendant last year. Benjamin David Rettig, 26, is already serving 25 years to life in prison after pleading guilty in 2011 to aggravated murder and aggravated kidnapping for his part in Kay Mortensen’s 2009 slaying. Several counts of aggravated kidnapping and burglary charges were dismissed as pa...</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> 57818710@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:08:58 MDT Ex-Marine no longer under death sentence in Iran http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812419-68/hekmati-iran-tabatabaei-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812419-68/hekmati-iran-tabatabaei-court.html.csp">Ex-Marine no longer under death sentence in Iran</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALI AKBAR DAREINI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T22:20:02.233-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 10:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tehran, Iran • An Iranian appeals court has overturned a death sentence of a former U.S. Marine convicted of working for the CIA, instead sentencing him to 10 years in prison, his lawyer said Saturday. Amir Hekmati, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen born in Arizona, was arrested in August 2011, then tried, convicted and sentenced to death for spying. Iranian prosecutors said Hekmati received special training and served at U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan before heading to Iran as a spy. He...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578124192014-04-12T22:20:02.233-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T22:20:02.233-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57812419@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:20:02 MDT Utah woman gets prison sentence for fatal DUI crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57803504-78/raffield-ogden-according-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57803504-78/raffield-ogden-according-police.html.csp">Utah woman gets prison sentence for fatal DUI crash</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="2014-04-11T17:01:47.607-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 05:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 26-year-old woman who drove drunk and caused a car crash that killed a woman in Ogden last fall was sent to prison Thursday. Chelsey Lauran Raffield was originally charged in Ogden’s 2nd District Court with automobile homicide, a second-degree felony, along with misdemeanor reckless driving and being an alcohol-restricted driver. In February, Raffield pleaded guilty to the second-degree felony and the other charges were dismissed as part of a plea deal. On Thursday, a judge sentenced the woma...</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> 57803504@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:01:47 MDT Orem man gets up to 5 years in prison for stepfather’s beating death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57790433-78/diem-rowley-stepfather-heart.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57790433-78/diem-rowley-stepfather-heart.html.csp">Orem man gets up to 5 years in prison for stepfather’s beating death</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="2014-04-08T22:30:07.243-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">American Fork • Jason Rowley knew his father had heart issues, but the man was a marathon runner who had completed over 60 races, and was otherwise perfectly healthy. Melvin Rowley should have lived longer than his 79 years, the son told 4th District Judge Christine Johnson on Tuesday. But Melvin Rowley’s heart stopped on June 27 after an altercation with his stepson, Strider Logan Diem, that culminated when Diem drunkenly struck his stepfather in the face several times. The elderly Orem man di...</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> 57790433@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:30:07 MDT Man gets prison for 1994 Utah murder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57791215-78/padilla-leyva-leetham-1994.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57791215-78/padilla-leyva-leetham-1994.html.csp">Man gets prison for 1994 Utah murder</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By stephen hunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T22:29:41.208-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nearly 10 years after a West Jordan man was found shot to death in Little Cottonwood Canyon, his killer has been sent to prison. Jose Leyva-Padilla, 41, was sentenced Tuesday in 3rd District Court to two to 15 years at the Utah State Prison for the August 1994 slaying of 35-year-old Richard Leetham. Leyva-Padilla was charged in 2010 with first-degree felony counts of murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping for allegedly kidnapping, robbing and killing Leetham. In February, Leyva-Pa...</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> 57791215@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:29:41 MDT ‘Mountain Man’ burglar pleads guilty to federal charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57785470-78/knapp-federal-charges-cabin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57785470-78/knapp-federal-charges-cabin.html.csp">‘Mountain Man’ burglar pleads guilty to federal charges</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="2014-04-08T07:41:55.907-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 07:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Troy Knapp, the alleged “Mountain Man” cabin burglar, will serve at least 10 years in federal prison for firing on law enforcement before he was arrested last year, according to a plea deal that resolves his federal court case. Knapp, 43, was originally indicted in U.S. District Court on three counts: assaulting a federal officer; use of a firearm during a crime of violence; and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. During a resolution hearing in St. George on Monday, Knapp pleaded guil...</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> 57785470@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:41:55 MDT Families, former inmates, experts critique Utah criminal justice system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57771814-78/justice-system-state-criminal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57771814-78/justice-system-state-criminal.html.csp">Families, former inmates, experts critique Utah criminal justice system</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="2014-04-03T22:50:25.87-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a young attorney in northern California, David Olsen visited clients at the San Quentin State Prison. These prisoners were criminals, he thought, people society had cast out for the things they’d done. He would look at them in their uniforms, being ushered about by armed guards, and assume he knew who and what they were: Bad people guilty of crimes he, a young professional, would never commit. On Thursday, Olsen told a room full of Utah citizens, politicians and public officials after years...</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> 57771814@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:50:25 MDT Utahns get prison for underreporting income by close to $2M each http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57770772-78/income-tax-2008-irs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57770772-78/income-tax-2008-irs.html.csp">Utahns get prison for underreporting income by close to $2M each</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T22:10:47.663-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two Utah residents of Utah were sentenced to federal prison this week after pleading guilty to filing false tax returns that understated their income. Larry Oral Bosh, 46, of Nephi, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups to two years in prison, followed by one year of supervised release. As part of a plea agreement, Bosh admitted that from June 2007 through October 2008, he earned a substantial income from Evolution Developments, LLC and Clover Creek, LLC, but willful...</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> 57770772@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:10:47 MDT Convicted rapist gets new prison sentence on child porn charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765758-78/turley-rape-sexual-attempted.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765758-78/turley-rape-sexual-attempted.html.csp">Convicted rapist gets new prison sentence on child porn charges</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="2014-04-02T20:25:14.689-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 08:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A convicted rapist is now headed for federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of possessing child pornography. U.S. District Court Judge Dee Benson ordered Shawn William Turley, 50, of West Valley City, to spend 15 years in the federal prison in Englewood, Colo. Once released, Turley will be supervised for the rest of his life. Among other conditions, Turley will be required to participate in sex-offender treatment upon his release and will be limited to supervised contact with individu...</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> 57765758@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:25:14 MDT Judge OKs transgender inmate’s hormone treatments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57766264-68/lee-treatments-federal-prison.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57766264-68/lee-treatments-federal-prison.html.csp">Judge OKs transgender inmate’s hormone treatments</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Legal Affairs Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T19:05:45.061-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 07:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Columbus, Ohio • State prison officials must immediately resume hormone treatments for a transgender inmate who argued that she suffered a medical setback including facial hair growth and depression when her treatments stopped, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. Antione Lee, who goes by Whitney Lee, had undergone continuous hormone therapy since 1999 until the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction abruptly halted the treatments in February 2012, according to federal court complaints. She ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577662642014-04-02T19:05:45.061-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T19:05:45.061-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57766264@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:05:45 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 Esau Walton’s story: When state power, social science and the courts collide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57749874-224/walton-font-court-normal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57749874-224/walton-font-court-normal.html.csp">Esau Walton’s story: When state power, social science and the courts collide</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="2014-03-31T17:08:34.364-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 05:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; By Brooke Adams Esau Walton was barely into his 20s when Utah authorities sought to castrate him for engaging in sex with another man. I read about Walton in the amicus brief supporting marriage equality filed by Howard University’s School of Law Civil Rights Clinic at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. The clinic mentioned Walton’s case in a section describing eugenics and questionable social science claims made in the past about interracial relationships — now being repeated, ...</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> 57749874@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:08:34 MDT Utah Walmart evacuated due to suspected pipe bomb http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57744208-78/inmate-rigby-bomb-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57744208-78/inmate-rigby-bomb-utah.html.csp">Utah Walmart evacuated due to suspected pipe bomb</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="2014-03-29T19:52:34.304-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Heber City’s Walmart was evacuated Tuesday while a bomb squad removed what appeared to be a pipe bomb found Friday with an escaped prison inmate who was hiding in the bathroom. The inmate, 35, was removing asbestos with a Utah State Prison work crew at the old Wasatch High School when he disappeared about 11:15 a.m. on Friday, said Wasatch County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jared Rigby. The crew supervisor reported to dispatchers that the inmate may be suicidal. Deputies received a tip from a Walma...</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> 57744208@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:52:34 MDT Texas must reveal who supplied execution drugs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741120-68/texas-prison-drugs-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741120-68/texas-prison-drugs-state.html.csp">Texas must reveal who supplied execution drugs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL GRACZYK </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PAUL J. WEBER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T20:17:19.642-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 08:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • A judge ordered Texas prison officials Thursday to disclose the supplier of a new batch of lethal injection drugs to attorneys for two inmates set to be executed next month, but she stopped short of revealing the identity of the manufacturer to the public. The ruling by state District Judge Suzanne Covington came after the Texas Department of Criminal Justice argued that threats against execution suppliers are escalating. The agency recently obtained a threat assessment from law...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577411202014-03-27T20:17:19.642-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T20:17:19.642-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57741120@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:17:19 MDT FLDS leader Jeffs out of hospital, back in prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57736635-78/jeffs-prison-hospital-texas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57736635-78/jeffs-prison-hospital-texas.html.csp">FLDS leader Jeffs out of hospital, back in prison</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="2014-03-26T22:10:56.972-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Warren Jeffs has returned to prison following a hospital stay in Galveston, Texas. Jeffs’ online inmate profile with the Texas Department of Crimina Justice on Wednesday night showed he was lodged in Powledge prison, near Palestine, Texas. The imprisoned leader of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was hospitalized on March 11. The reason for his hospital stay was not disclosed. Corrections officers in Texas would not discuss whether Jeffs had become ill due to extend...</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> 57736635@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:10:56 MDT Utah man sent to prison in case of supposedly life-saving sex http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57729706-78/kelly-woman-according-documents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57729706-78/kelly-woman-according-documents.html.csp">Utah man sent to prison in case of supposedly life-saving sex</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="2014-03-27T22:11:11.932-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 10:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 50-year-old St. George man who claimed he had sex with his unconscious neighbor to try to warm her was sentenced to prison on Tuesday. Rodger William Kelly was originally charged in 5th District Court with one count of first-degree felony rape after he allegedly had intercourse with the unconscious 29-year-old woman last year because “he was trying to save her life,” according to court documents. In January, Kelly pleaded guilty to a lesser second-degree felony count of forcible sexual abuse....</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> 57729706@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:11:11 MDT Public asked to offer views of Utah’s criminal justice policies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57703523-78/state-utah-prison-criminal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57703523-78/state-utah-prison-criminal.html.csp">Public asked to offer views of Utah’s criminal justice policies</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="2014-03-20T22:09:00.6-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 10:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The state’s Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice will hold hearings in St. George, Salt Lake and Logan beginning next week to hear public views on how criminal justice policies should be changed to better serve former felons as they return to their communities. The hearings are in response to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s call in January for a full review of the state’s correctional system to reduce recidivism by helping offenders become law-abiding citizens. “The prison gates through which p...</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> 57703523@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:09:00 MDT Poll shows lukewarm support for Utah prison move http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57695276-224/project-prison-percent-support.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57695276-224/project-prison-percent-support.html.csp">Poll shows lukewarm support for Utah prison move</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="2014-03-18T09:39:13.711-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 09:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A statewide poll released as lawmakers gave a green light to moving the Utah State Prison shows public support for the project is lukewarm. Just 46 percent of those who participated in the email survey support the relocation project, while 33 percent oppose it and 21 percent are undecided. The poll was conducted by Dan Jones & Associates and the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. In a news release, Dan Jones said more Utahns support the move than oppose it but state leaders ha...</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> 57695276@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:39:13 MDT FLDS ‘prophet,’ rapist Jeffs hospitalized in Texas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57693087-78/jeffs-texas-condition-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57693087-78/jeffs-texas-condition-lake.html.csp">FLDS ‘prophet,’ rapist Jeffs hospitalized in Texas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T22:58:52.783-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 10:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Polygamist sect leader and convicted rapist Warren Jeffs remained hospitalized in Galveston, Texas, on Monday, nearly a week after being taken there from the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville. Prison spokesman Robert Hurst told The Salt Lake Tribune that Jeffs, the 58-year-old “prophet” of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, was taken to Hospital Galveston under guard on March 11 for treatment of “a non-life threatening medical condition.” Hurst, citing privacy ...</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> 57693087@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:58:52 MDT