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  1. Reinstating firing squad signifies Utah's faltering moral standingRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Deseret News

    The execution chamber at the Utah State Prison after Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by firing squad Friday, June 18, 2010. The death penalty by way of firing squad is the wrong option for dealing with criminals.

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  2. Rolly: Some legislators approved prison 'plums,' didn't know itRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Salt Lake Tribune

    The sentiments in the Utah Legislature about moving the Utah State Prison are still mixed, although the lawmakers have given their approval to move the process forward. There are those who seem highly motivated to get it moved, including House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, who has made it clear he wants the multiple-building facility out of its current location, which is in his city.

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  3. Would a Dabakis-Biskupski rift hand Becker a third term?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... blasting two-term Mayor Ralph Becker for endorsing a sales-tax increase linked to the relocation of the Utah State Prison. It appeared as though Dabakis was supporting her. But this week, the dynamic Dabakis, a former state Democratic Party ...

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  4. Critics say Utah firing squad law tarnishes state's imageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Newsday

    This June 18, 2010, file photo shows the firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. Utah's governor has signed a law that makes his state the only one to allow firing squads for carrying out executions if no lethal injection drugs are available.

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  5. Editorial: Firing squad is not a solution, UtahRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Denver Post

    This June 18, 2010, file photo shows the firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. Utah got rid of firing squads for executions a decade ago because they were bad for the state's image.

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  6. Oklahoma mulls using nitrogen gas to carry out executionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Chron

    Like the electric chair, death by firing squad has fallen out of practice in the U.S. The only states that still have it as an option are Oklahoma and Utah. Seen here is the firing-squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper when the state last used it in executing Ronnie Lee Gardner in 2010.

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  7. Witness: Killer has been model inmate at Utah State PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... of the woman's preliminary hearing testimony. Lovell has since been serving a 15-years-to-life term in the Utah State Prison.

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  8. My view: State Legislature could avoid headaches by keeping the prison in DraperRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Deseret News

    Utah State Prison in Draper on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Fortunately, the Legislature voted to allow a full vote on where the Utah State Prison will be located.

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  9. Utah brings back the firing squad, so how does it work?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Deseret News

    This June 18, 2010, file photo shows the firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. Utah's governor has signed a law that makes his state the only one to allow firing squads for carrying out executions if no lethal injection drugs are available.

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  10. Jay Meehan: Joe Hill CentennialRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Park Record

    ... and West Temple, where the grocery store murder took place, and Sugar House Park, the then-site of the Utah State Prison where Hill's sentence to die at the hands of a firing squad was carried out on Nov. 19, 1915, were the first to be committed to ...

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  11. Firing squads backRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Milpitas Post

    This June 18, 2010, file photo shows the firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. Utah's governor has signed a law that makes his state the only one to allow firing squads for carrying out executions if no lethal injection drugs are available.

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  12. The Case for the Firing SquadRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Bloomberg

    As Utah brings back execution by bullet, and other states weigh a change, some argue that the firing squad is the most humane method He escaped twice while serving a 1980 sentence for robbery in Utah State Prison. During his second escape, he killed a man before police could again put him in handcuffs.

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  13. Death by firing squad: How bad is it for the the prisoner?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Mirror.co.uk

    ... people have been executed by firing squad, compared to 1,401 by other means. The execution chamber at the Utah State Prison is seen after Ronnie Lee Gardner, 49, was executed by a firing squad in Draper June 18, 2010. Four bullet holes are visible ...

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  14. Boy, 16, who murdered brothers sent to prison 4 years earlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Deseret News

    ... of murdering his two younger brothers in West Point was ordered Monday to begin serving time at the Utah State Prison about four years earlier than originally planned. Aza Vidinhar, who turns 17 next month, was sent to prison by 2nd District Judge ...

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  15. Utah Brings Back Firing Squads As Lethal Injection Drugs Remain ScarceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | National Public Radio

    The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah, is shown in June 2010. Utah's governor has signed a law that makes his state the only one allowing firing squads for carrying out executions if no lethal injection drugs are available.

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  16. Utah resores firing squad as method of executionRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | UAport

    ... a decade. method will be used if lethal drugs are unavailable. The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison Photo: Trent Nelson/AP By AP 11:47PM GMT 23 Mar 2015 Utah has become the only state to allow firing squads for executions ...

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  17. Governor Signs Law Making Utah Only State With Firing SquadRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | TheBlaze.com

    ... Carpenter said. FILE - This June 18, 2010, file photo shows the firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. (AP Photo/Trent Nelson, Pool, File) The governor's office, in a statement announcing the new law, noted that ...

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  18. Prison expansion welcomed by central Utah communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | KSL-TV

    As the debate about the future of the Utah State Prison in Draper continues, the Department of Corrections broke ground Monday to expand the prison in Sanpete County. Roughly 1,600 inmates call the Central Utah Correctional Facility home - and with the net gain of 144 prisoners every year in the system, prison officials say something has to be done now.

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  19. Utah brings back firing squads if lethal drugs are unavailableRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Globe and Mail

    This June 18, 2010, file photo shows the firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. Utah's governor has signed a law that makes his state the only one to allow firing squads for carrying out executions if no lethal injection drugs are available.

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  20. 5. Gov. Herbert says he'll likely approve ...Read the original story

    Thursday Mar 19 | KSL-TV

    ... the progress of two major disputes that have yet to be resolved - the potential relocation of the Utah State Prison, and the failure to reach a compromise on Medicaid expansion. The governor said about 30 bills are on a "watch list" as the executive ...

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