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Monday Apr 14 | Salt Lake Tribune

Convicted murderer of BYU professor pleads guilty to obstructing justice

A Vernal man who held a retired Brigham Young University professor at gunpoint while another man slit his throat has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, after refusing to testify against his co-defendant last year.

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Monday Apr 14 | KSL-TV

Prison inmates grateful for new therapy dog training program

Therapy dogs are being trained at the Utah State Prison, thanks to a new program that many call a "three-fold rescue."

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

KSL-TV

Prisons, jails are America's 'new asylums,' study says

A new study calls prisons and jails America's "new asylums," as they house up to 10 times the number of seriously mentally ill people than state psychiatric hospitals.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Man gets prison for 1994 Utah murder

Nearly 10 years after a West Jordan man was found shot to death in Little Cottonwood Canyon, his killer has been sent to prison.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

Health department will study prison move

The local health department is set to study the health effects of moving the Utah State Prison to Tooele County, even though the legislative committee that will select a site for the new prison has not held its first meeting.A Tooele County Health Department official announced Monday that TCHD applied for and received a $21,000 grant funded by the ... (more)

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

KSL-TV

State's criminal justice system needs 'major' reform, Utahns say

More than a dozen people testified Thursday at a public hearing held by the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, many asking that inmates be seen as people and be treated with respect, as well as their families.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Spectrum

Man sentenced to consecutive sentences in child-sex case

After hearing emotional testimony from a victim and her mother, a 5th District Court judge sentenced a 79-year-old Enoch man Tuesday on charges of sexual abuse of a child and dealing in harmful materials to a minor.

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Related Topix: Enoch, UT, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, State Prisons, Prison, Criminal Defense Law

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Deseret News

Heber Wal-Mart evacuated after inmate leaves device at store, police say

The Wal-Mart in Heber City was evacuated Friday after police found what they believed was a pipe bomb left in the bathroom by a Utah State Prison inmate.

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Related Topix: Heber City, UT, State Prisons, Prison, Wasatch County, UT, Provo, UT

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