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Profiles in Parole Release and Revocation Utah

Profiles in Parole Release and Revocation Utah

April 24, 2017

Profiles in Parole Release and Revocation Utah

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Utah has an indeterminate sentencing system in which the legislature specifies minimum and maximum ranges for each crime. The Utah Board of Pardons was created in 1896, and was renamed the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole in 1993. Also in 1993, the Utah Sentencing Commission was established; it publishes annual sentencing guidelines that are intended to provide "predictability by communicating a standard in sentencing and releasing."