As used in this chapter:

(1)  “Case action plan” means a document developed by the Department of Corrections that identifies the program priorities for the treatment of the offender, including the criminal risk factors as determined by a risk and needs assessment conducted by the department.

Terms Used In Utah Code 64-13-1

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Person: means :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
(2)  “Community correctional center” means a nonsecure correctional facility operated by the department.

(3)  “Correctional facility” means any facility operated to house offenders, either in a secure or nonsecure setting:

(a)  by the department; or

(b)  under a contract with the department.

(4)  “Criminal risk factors” means a person‘s characteristics and behaviors that:

(a)  affect that person’s risk of engaging in criminal behavior; and

(b)  are diminished when addressed by effective treatment, supervision, and other support resources, resulting in a reduced risk of criminal behavior.

(5)  “Department” means the Department of Corrections.

(6)  “Emergency” means any riot, disturbance, homicide, inmate violence occurring in any correctional facility, or any situation that presents immediate danger to the safety, security, and control of the department.

(7)  “Executive director” means the executive director of the Department of Corrections.

(8)  “Inmate” means any person who is committed to the custody of the department and who is housed at a correctional facility or at a county jail at the request of the department.

(9)  “Offender” means any person who has been convicted of a crime for which he may be committed to the custody of the department and is at least one of the following:

(a)  committed to the custody of the department;

(b)  on probation; or

(c)  on parole.

(10)  “Risk and needs assessment” means an actuarial tool validated on criminal offenders that determines:

(a)  an individual’s risk of reoffending; and

(b)  the criminal risk factors that, when addressed, reduce the individual’s risk of reoffending.

(11)  “Secure correctional facility” means any prison, penitentiary, or other institution operated by the department or under contract for the confinement of offenders, where force may be used to restrain them if they attempt to leave the institution without authorization.

Amended by Chapter 243, 2016 General Session