People Not Prisons: Physical & Programmatic Priorities for Utah’s New Correctional Facility The People Not Prisons Coalition is a loose coalition of advocacy groups working on behalf of people with mental health conditions, people recovering from substance use disorders, and men and women caught up in Utah’s criminal justice system. Our Coalition includes but is not … [Read more...]
Housing Discrimination Against Felons: What’s Your Story?
Let's Stop Rewarding Landlords for Discrimination! Share YOUR Story! Good Landlord Program "Good Landlord Programs" are city-level programs that offer financial incentives for landlords and property owners to participate in trainings and comply with requirements such as: checking the criminal background of any potential tenant; prohibiting individuals with a criminal record … [Read more...]
Criminal Justice at the Capitol
Welcome to the 2015 Utah Legislative Session, everyone! The Session officially kicked off yesterday, mainly with ceremonies and networking. And this first week will see mostly appropriations meetings (budgets for various agencies will be presented), with some committee meetings in the afternoons. This creates a relatively slow, not-so-insane start to the 45-day session. For … [Read more...]
CJ Updates: Prison, Parole Board and Police…Oh My!
Happy Friday, everyone....(and sorry about that smog, ugh!). A few quick updates for you to end this week. These are mainly reminders about on-going issues in Utah's criminal justice system - they just keep cropping up. There's the prison, of course! News about the relocation effort is coming hard and fast now that the legislative session is nearly upon us. Mainly, the news … [Read more...]
Goodbye, 2014: Some CJ News to Ease You Into the New Year!
Happy (almost) New Year, everyone I hope you all had a good holiday break. In fact, I hope most of you are STILL on holiday break. This is a precious week of relaxation for many - between the Christmas and the New Years holidays - so I am going to just to share a few bits of criminal justice reform news, to avoid shocking your systems back into full work mode (shudder). Many … [Read more...]