All I know is that Utah ,has the most parole returns to prison than any other State,save maybe California. They have men in Solitary that is extreme cruelty. I believe Utah is set up to make as much money off inmates as they can with No regard for human Life. They being mostly LDS who think they are the elite people and only people to be saved in the world,as such they think of all the rest of humanity as dogs to be used. NOW, My Son is there and is not violent or is he a druggie....No!! Fell in love with a too young gal...both teenagers...Utah has raped and ruined my Family by reason of their high and mighty,better than though...attitude... I AM VERY MADD !!!
my brother is in Utah state prison for 10 years he has filed lawsuits and as a result is not permitted to take classes needed to get parole he is a sex offender and has taken responsibility for his actions.
Kent Leroy wrote on Saturday, May 10, 2014
that's was not a good ideal, should have waited after release or not at all to sue.
While I have been at visiting in U-1 my husband and I have witnessed (heard) a guard named Randall antagonizing/verbally abusing an inmate named Cameron Payne. This inmate has brain damage from an accident prior to prison, has no filter in or out. He is harassed to the point of having break downs and outbursts. Then what this guard does is call other guards over to punish him for his outbursts. U-1 has most suicides in the unit due to guard abuse.
I Know Alot wrote on Friday, December 06, 2013
Correction: then what the guard does is call other guards over to strip him, pull him from his cell and take him to the hole.
I have a son in the prison. He has told me that there are a few good guards, oops officers. But the woman that is directly over him will chide and provoke him. He was railroaded into prison and is serving 3-life. He has been beat up while officers stood and watched. My son is a very detailed person when explaining any situation. Always has been. There are mind games and most of the officers play them. This is our first experience with the justice system, and I am so disappointed from the PA, Judge, to the prison. It is not a place to help those who have offended. It is not a place to help as it once was. It is a place of weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. For someone such as our family that has had no experience with this, it has not only been a nightmare for our son, but for us as well.
I have learned that our son is the property of the State of Utah, and they use the inmates as collateral for bonds since they are secured from the federal government with the money they get from them. The prisons are overcrowded and when they release prisoners before they time, they release those who they know will be back so they can still get their federal dollars. The whole system needs to be tore apart and redone. The problem is that if anyone starts to bring up the ills of the system and name names, they are the ones with the power to either investigate you and family members or do things to those who are incarcerated. There is so much more I could say.
J0sh'sM0m wrote on Friday, November 01, 2013
I also have a son in the Utah State Prison, it has been a very eye opening experience to say the least. Most "outsiders" are cruel and uncaring. Join us at meetings to try to resolve issues that need to be changed!! Were on FaceBook, Utah Prisoners Advocacy Network, UPAN, or email at us at email@example.com, and ask to be put on our mailing list for upcoming meeting announcements. So many people are in your same shoes, your not alone, and we do want to help...
"I was in Prison for 5 years and to this day I cannot see why I was there to begin with! I am not saying that I haven't learned from my experiences but I was truly "Rail Roaded"! I was forced to attend Sickening classes that would make me very ill from what I heard in those classes! Then to find out that I was not a "Sex Offender" when I left the prison to come home. I should be-able to sue the ever living shit out of the prison not only for that but because they made me disabled for life from an auto accident in one of their vans!
Plus to add that they stole my identity and to this day 5 years later I have bill collectors calling on my cell phone that I did not have when I was in prison and harassing me because of them stealing my identity and charging up a very large amount of debt! Now tell me that that isn't abuse! I am scared for life! I have ptsd. I never can sleep peacefully due to nightmares from being there and dealing with unruly people not to mention the unruly officers! But I cannot move on because of the ptsd the insomnia and chronic pain in my back and legs.
I feel 90 years old and I am not even 30 yet! But yet I was a prisoner, I had no rights at all. Now for those who say that the C.O's don't abuse their authority you must not have been to the places I was! If there was one thing I could say to the warden, I would tell him he has no clue what really happens in the prison. Or for that matter transport. But I can honestly say I learned things there that I never would have anywhere else. I have not been in any trouble at all since then. I just wish that I could get a job and have a life but I was robbed of that when I was disabled and was told I couldn't sue them because they had the "Governmental Immunity Act"!
When that was ruled My lawyers dropped my case immediately and I can't do anything about it. I just wish they were in my shoes and live a day in my life. Cannot get a job not only because of the disabilities but because I am an ex-felon nobody will hire me at all even those jobs I could do! Which destroyed my life! Thanks a lot S.O.B s"
kent Leroy wrote on Saturday, May 10, 2014
you are right and should not have been treated that way, but also don't do the crime if you can't do the time. Us victim also pay, which is not right or fair. I hope things turn out right for you.
" I don t know about mind games, but i do know that it doesn t matter how your related to a person that is serving time. But it is almost impossible to find out information. My husband recently went back to prison, and I called to find out if he was okay and was told he was in the infermery, and that was all they would tell me. I m his wife and his only family what the heck? "
J0shsm0ther wrote on Wednesday, July 31, 2013
We are forming a support group for Utah friends and family, with the idea of getting better communication from the prison. let me know if you want more info. firstname.lastname@example.org
My son went back to prison on a parole violation for taking a puff of a cigerette while he was in N.U.C.C. And now they have him doing P.I. time I just dont understand any of this he was working and staying clean doing the best I have seen and they have kicked him down once again.
"My husband is serving an 18 month sentence for something he actually didn t do but anyways, I m new at this and have never gone through any of it and neither has he. I m just kinda worried he will get in with the wrong people or piss the wrong person off and something horrible will happen!"
"I was a prisoner at Utah State Prison. The truth is it depends how you treat the gaurds. For the most part they are like the inmates. I was in max for two years for stabbing a guard, and I was never disrespected again. They are like the inmates in that they will pick their battles, and most know who is and who isn t a serious threat. They re worse than the inmate because they feel validated behind their uniform. But inmates wear uniforms too... lol they just need to unite as the co s have."
"My dad was in the utah state prison for about five years total, in and out for the last ten years, he has told me that none of the guards play these mind games you people are talking about. You all need to remember that even though they are your loved ones, they are trying to get you and everyone else to feel bad for them, the guards and staff are only doing their jobs, it is up to the prisoners how they want to be treated.
And also remember they are in there for a reason for something they did. Yes there are some guards that may do things that aren t right but that does not mean that they are all bad. "