Deapartment of Corrections http://kuer.org en Legislator Wants to Bring Back the Firing Squad as Option for Death Penalty http://kuer.org/post/legislator-wants-bring-back-firing-squad-option-death-penalty <p>A Utah legislator plans to run a bill that would bring back the firing squad as an option for Utah inmates sentenced to death.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since 2004 Utah inmates sentenced to death have had only one option for their execution: death by lethal injection. But Republican Representative Paul Ray says that could soon pose an issue for the state as it is becoming harder to obtain the specific drugs needed to create the injection and any new formula could be challenged in court.</span></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 20:59:03 +0000 Brian Grimmett 46534 at http://kuer.org Legislator Wants to Bring Back the Firing Squad as Option for Death Penalty Women in the Utah Department of Corrections http://kuer.org/post/women-utah-department-corrections <div><p>Corrections officers in Utah are predominantly male. It&rsquo;s a job that many believe requires traditionally masculine attributes like brute strength and force. &nbsp;But less than a quarter of Utah Correction&rsquo;s officers are female and that statistic does not begin to tell the entire story.</p><p>The Utah Corrections officer training program is the same for both men and women. The profession has become significantly more amiable for both sexes using verbal tactics and well-established boundaries between inmates and officers.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 15:45:46 +0000 Ray Howze 16135 at http://kuer.org Women in the Utah Department of Corrections