Steven Powell can't go back to his home, corrections officials say


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  • CB Salt Lake City, UT
    May 25, 2013 1:08 p.m.

    Those conditions are placed on him for early release. I doubt that him serving his full term
    would require any more than his DNA and registration as an offender, which is only for
    the safety of the public.
    Frankly I wouldn't want him back in the neighborhood, nor would I think he would want to go
    back where he committed his offenses to be subject to the hostility of those he has victimized.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    May 25, 2013 10:21 a.m.

    When a convicted felon has paid the price exacted of him by the State, he should be restored to full rights as a citizen of the United States. What Washington State is saying is that there can be no punishment severe enough for their convicts. They're telling us that the State will dictate to that person where he can live and how he can function for the rest of his life.

    Washington is one of the most "liberal" States in the nation. Do liberals believe in "endless punishment"? Do they believe that prisons are worthless as correctional facilities? Do they believe that the un-reformed should be turned loose on the public?

    It seems that the State would keep any convicted felon behind bars until he could be safely released back into society and that when that convicted felon is released, he should be restored to full citizenship, having all the privileges expected as a citizen of the United States.

  • lilyvonschtupp salt lake city, UT
    May 24, 2013 3:41 p.m.

    I find it interesting that his own daughter doesn't want him living with her and he still plans to move there. Says a lot about his character.

  • Fitz Murray, UT
    May 24, 2013 10:43 a.m.

    If corrections is not allowing him to go back to his house that he presumably owns, isn't that a taking under the Constitution? What he did was wrong, but what corrections is doing is also wrong.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    May 24, 2013 9:23 a.m.

    He wants out of jail, which is understandable, but he doesn't have the recipie for being a good member of society. If he can't get back into his former home he wants to live in a car? Did I read that right? Oh boy, that conjers up some unsavory images, doesn't it?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 24, 2013 8:08 a.m.

    He is thinking about going home while his grandchildren and their mother cannot go home except to their Heavenly Home?

    He really loved his fame and glory before he fell into disgrace. His sons and daughters need safety from this man who appears to not be stable and maybe even has some problems with his life and character as a tried by a jury of his peers had decided.

    His daughter-in-law is not as fortunate as he is to want to go home. His grandchildren definitely paid a price with their lives in this man's son's home for his children.