Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Letter: Life in new prison won’t be all that bad
First Published Mar 13 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Mar 13 2014 12:02 pm

Tell me if I have this wrong. You kill someone, and you are innocent until proven guilty. You get an attorney who makes a deal in which you plead guilty to a lesser crime to avoid major court costs and court time. Instead of being given the death penalty (which is cruel and unusual punishment), you get life in prison, with no possibility of parole.

You are then sent to the new state-of-the-art Utah State Prison, which will soon be built for you, that includes free room and board for the rest of your life. Wow! Who said crime doesn’t pay?

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

My final question is whatever happened to the chain-gangs of the past, an effort to deter people from ever wanting to go to prison?

Joe Wood

Salt Lake City




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.