Week ending Nov. 21, 2014

ADULT PROBATION AND PAROLE

Utah Department of Corrections and AP&P help in the search for missing Murray woman Kayelyn Louder by Kimberly Nelson, Good4Utah, KTVX 

“The family of a missing Murray woman gets the help of the Department for Corrections in helping find their missing loved one. Wednesday night more than 100 agents from Adult Probation and Parole went out across the valley contacting parolees to see if anyone has any information into the disappearance of 30-year-old Kayelyn Louder.”

Utah Probation and Parole officers search for missing woman while checking in with offenders by Robert Boyd, FOX13

“House to house, door to door–Utah Department of Probation and Parole officers checked in with offenders around the region Wednesday night regarding the whereabouts of Kayelyn Louder.”

Dozens of agents aid in search for Kayelyn Louder by Michael McFall, The Salt Lake Tribune

“Kayelyn Louder’s family is racing against time to find her. Not only are missing person’s cases harder to solve the more time goes on — and it’s been almost eight weeks — but a weekend storm is fast approaching and temperatures keep falling.”

UTAH CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES

Small town’s big plans begin to blossom by C. J. McManus, Price Sun Advocate

“A reclamation project that began in 2009 will conclude over the next couple of weeks as Wellington City begins work on a new urban fishery and park project where the Knight-Ideal Coal Plant once stood.”

UTAH LEGISLATURE

Firing squad executions back on the table in Utah Legislature by Tom Harvey, The Salt Lake Tribune

“A legislative committee wants to bring back the firing squad as one of the primary methods for executing condemned criminals in Utah.”

Firing squads could be legal again in Utah by Dennis Romboy, Deseret News

“Firing squads could become legal again in Utah. A legislative committee approved a bill Wednesday that would allow the state to convene a firing squad when the drugs necessary for lethal injection are not available.”

IN COURT

‘I failed horribly,’ says mother of slain Ethan Stacy by Pat Reavy and Whitney Evans, Deseret News

“A Layton mother [Stephanie Sloop] who once faced a potential death penalty cried to a judge Monday before she was sentenced to prison for murdering her 4-year-old son.”

Prison for Layton man in sexual abuse of girl, 12 by Loretta Park, Standard Examiner

“The father of a 12-year-old girl who was sexually abused said his whole family has suffered. The man spoke at the sentencing hearing of Mario Alberto Sanchez-Gonzalez, 29, of Layton, in 2nd District Court on Tuesday.”

BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLE

Opinion: Don’t treat juveniles the same way as hardened criminals, Deseret News

“The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole this month released a prisoner serving a 15-year sentence for felony robbery after he spent only about five months behind bars. The action was nearly unprecedented, but the inmate in question is barely 17 years old, and the board essentially said he doesn’t belong in adult prison.”

ON FACEBOOK

powwow dancers

“With song, drum, dance, food and prayer, Native American inmates at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison gathered together on Friday to celebrate their culture and reconnect with their traditional roots. The powwow, themed “Many Tribes … One Nation” and organized by inmate Wendell Navanick Jr., welcomed Fall and promoted unity.” (Utah Department of Corrections)

STORIES OF INTEREST

Why It Might Be Time To Rethink The Rules Of Parole by Jessica Glazer, fivethirtyeight.com

“Let’s say you’re 60 years old with a manslaughter conviction, newly released on parole. The conditions you’ve signed prohibit you from driving a car without permission, ban you from going out after curfew, and forbid you from drinking alcohol or going into a bar. You did a bad thing, no doubt about it. But today, after you’ve served your time, how strictly should you be managed?”

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