PRISON RELOCATION COMMISSION
Utah’s new prison will have to be big, high-tech and convenient, lawmakers said Thursday — not to mention environmentally harmless and publicly accepted.
The Utah State Prison is moving, but where will go? In a packed meeting at the Utah State Capitol on Thursday, a commission set up to evaluate possible locations. The Prison Relocation Commission (PRC) will give a recommendation to the Utah State Legislature by the 2015 session.
The Utah State Prison at the Point of the Mountain is all but certain to move — but where, and to how many communities? In an interview with 2News on Wednesday, Corrections Director Rollin Cook said the prison could shift to more than one location.
AT THE LEGISLATURE
Here is a link to the PowerPoint slide show presented to the Prison Relocation Commission on Thursday, May 22, by Executive Director Rollin Cook and deputy directors Mike Haddon and London Stromberg.
ADULT PROBATION AND PAROLE
Geri Miller-Fox, director of Adult Probation and Parole, is named one of 30 women to watch in Utah.
In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution. And he plans to bring back that option for criminals sentenced to death in his state.