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April 2014 Archives

Former treatment center director cleared of abuse charges

The former director of Integrity House, a girls’ treatment center in Cedar City, was recently cleared of rape and sex-abuse charges. The 43-year-old man had been charged with six first-degree felonies last June after being accused by three alleged victims. Since the time the man was charged, he has maintained his innocence.

Federal law follows lead of state law in easing drug policy

Attorney General Eric Holder, the man responsible for upholding federal drug law, recently stated that sentences in low-level federal drug cases should be reduced. This statement comes not long after Holder said that low-level drug offenders would not be automatically charged with offenses which imposed mandatory minimum sentences. These statements are among efforts ease up on harsh drug policies that have resulted in overcrowded prisons.