Week ending Oct. 17, 2014

UTAH DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

cadets

Congrats to Training Academy Class 270! Twenty-two cadets graduated on Wednesday. (On Facebook)

PRISON RELOCATION

Saratoga Springs one of four potential prison sites, but not interested by Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News

“Private property in Saratoga Springs is one of four sites being considered for a new prison to replace the aging facility at Point of the Mountain, but city officials don’t want it there.”

The Tooele County Health Department contracted with health professionals at Westminster College to evaluate impact of relocating the Utah State Prison to the area. Click here to see the 148-page report. This link will take you to a slide presentation on a community survey conducted as part of the report.

COUNTY JAILS

On Wednesday, Deputy Director Mike Haddon presented the annual jail contracting report to members of the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee. You can read the report by clicking on this link.

DEATH PENALTY

Could firing squad make a comeback in Utah, elsewhere? by Emiley Morgan, Deseret News

“When Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by firing squad in 2010 at the Utah State Prison in Draper, more than 59 journalists from news outlets from around the globe descended upon Utah to cover the event.”

IN COURT

Salt Lake City police: Sex offender nabbed after beating boy by Bob Mims, The Salt Lake Tribune

“A Salt Lake City mother got a shock from place when they not only arrested her male friend for allegedly beating her small son, but also advised her the man is a registered sex offender.”

Tear-soaked sentencing: Clearfield man off to prison in sex case by Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner

“A judge called the actions of man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl ‘deplorable.’ Then Judge David Hamilton sentenced Danny Lopez-Munoz, 27, Clearfield on Wednesday to serve 3 years to life at the Utah State Prison, following almost two hours of emotional testimony from Lopez-Munoz, the victim and her mother.”

Utah man sent to prison for killing roommate by Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune

“A Vernal man who beat and strangled his roommate to death in July 2013 was sentenced to prison on Tuesday. Christopher Codi Andersen, 29, pleaded guilty to second-degree felony manslaughter in the July 6, 2013 death of 52-year-old Christopher Miller.”

Man sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting BYU student by Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune

“A man who sexually assaulted a BYU student in her apartment in March was sentenced to prison for up to 15 years on Tuesday. Cyr Narcisse, 23, had pleaded guilty to second-degree felony counts of forcible sexual abuse and burglary.”

Hamblin sentenced to 10 years to life in prison by Melinda Williams, The Davis County Clipper

“A 48-year-old Layton man [Gary Ellis Hamblin] was sentenced to 10 years to life in the Utah State Prison on charges of attempted sodomy of a child.”

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