The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole recently issued a warrant for a fugitive who absconded from parole. In doing so, they advised law enforcement of his propensity for violence and that he’s been in the prison system since 2000.
Somehow, even with a violent criminal history of burglarizing homes and stealing cars for over twenty years and being on the Metro Gang Unit’s Ten Most Wanted list, this man was on parole because he was persuasive enough to “get another shot” at it. Sergeant Melody Cutler with Unified Police says, “He’s now 40 and he still continues to commit crime.”
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With the tragic effects of #recidivism being heard around the country on nearly a daily basis, we hope that he is caught before someone else is hurt. The courts and legislatures around our country must balance the importance of reintegration after incarceration with the safety of their communities. Like most issues, it is a complex topic, but the stakes are too high not to work together for a better solution.