“I have asked for a full review of our current system to develop a plan to reduce recidivism, maximize offenders’ success in becoming law-abiding citizens, and provide judges with the tools they need to accomplish these goals,” Gov. Herbert said. “The prison gates through which people re-enter society must be a permanent exit, and not just a revolving door.’’
The commission held public hearings earlier this month in the Salt Lake City and Logan areas. Additional hearings will also be held May 5 in Vernal and May 6 in Manti.
Information about the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice can be found online at: http://www.justice.utah.gov/.