prisons http://kuer.org en Governor Appoints Six Members to New Prison Relocation and Development Authority http://kuer.org/post/governor-appoints-six-members-new-prison-relocation-and-development-authority <p>Governor Gary Herbert appointed six members to the newly formed Prison Relocation and Development Authority today. The group is tasked with examining the potential of moving the state prison that is currently located in Draper.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 21:23:20 +0000 Brian Grimmett 30058 at http://kuer.org Governor Appoints Six Members to New Prison Relocation and Development Authority U Plans to Bring Science to Utah Prisons http://kuer.org/post/u-plans-bring-science-utah-prisons <p>The University of Utah wants to bring science and sustainability into the state’s prisons. The U is developing a project that would work with inmates on recycling, gardening, and composting among other things. It’s part of a trend toward environmental sustainability in prisons – the subject of a workshop at the university that starts Wednesday and runs through Friday. KUER’s Andrea Smardon talks to the scientist who’s working on the university’s new program, Nalini Nadkarni. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:47:01 +0000 Andrea Smardon 26599 at http://kuer.org U Plans to Bring Science to Utah Prisons Committee Recommends Moving Prison from Draper http://kuer.org/post/committee-recommends-moving-prison-draper <p></p><p>The state’s Prison Relocation Authority Committee has endorsed the idea of moving Utah’s main state prison away from Draper, and that's something the business community there would like to see.</p><p>Bill Rappleye, the head of Draper's Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Draper City Council, thinks that's a great idea.&nbsp; He says it would allow the kind of high-tech businesses that have been locating in Utah County to come into his city.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:57:50 +0000 Dan Bammes 22510 at http://kuer.org Committee Recommends Moving Prison from Draper 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