Firing squad policies

Emily Hopkins filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Utah.


From: Emily Hopkins

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act (“GRAMA”), I hereby request the following records:

Any training documents or policies regarding the use of a firing squad in executing death row inmates.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Emily Hopkins

From: Department of Corrections

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.