Week ending April 19, 2015

UTAH BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLE

Woman, abused as student, pleads to keep ex-teacher in prison by Pat Reavy, Deseret News

“‘I am so sorry for what I did to my victim,’ a soft spoken Stephen Niedzwiecki said Tuesday. ‘I won’t be able to say I’m sorry enough.’ Despite his words of remorse, Benjamin Heiner said his entire family is still trying to cope with the harm the now 35-year-old Niedzwiecki caused to his sister.”

IN COURT

Former trooper sent to prison by The Richfield Reaper

“A former Utah Highway Patrol trooper was sentenced April 7 in Richfield to serve three concurrent terms of 0-5 years Utah State Prison for three counts of attempted sexual abuse of a minor.”

Roy man sentenced to prison for causing his wife’s death by Loretta Park, Standard Examiner

“Jean Chamberlain’s family described her as a kind, devoted, loving sister, mother, grandmother and wife.  And all said in court on Thursday if her husband, Dennis Chamberlain, 76, had asked for help to care for her they would have given it.”

STORIES OF INTEREST

Follow Seattle’s and King County’s lead on crime reform, The Seattle Times

“The lock-’em-up approach to drug crime proved to be such a failure that it has become a prolific mother of invention. It has produced specialty drug courts, the marijuana legalization movement and, at last, bipartisan support for federal sentencing reform.”

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The food drive for the Boys &  Girls Club of South Valley was a huge success — with more than enough food to fill 400+ backpacks with emergency provisions. (Utah Department of Corrections)

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