Governor appoints Cochran to the Board of Pardons and Parole

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 10, 2017) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Carrie Cochran to the Board of Pardons and Parole.

“With more than 25 years experience in the Department of Corrections, Carrie brings a unique depth of understanding and a wealth of experience with community programing and rehabilitation to the Board of Pardons and Parole. I have every confidence that she will serve the people of Utah with distinction,” Gov. Herbert said.

Cochran joined the Utah Department of Corrections in 1990, and has served as an office technician, a correctional officer, a probation and parole officer, and a staff supervisor. In 2012, Cochran became an Assistant Regional Administrator and directed both the Fortitude Treatment Center and the Orange Street Community Correctional Center. Presently, Cochran serves as a Correctional Administrator for Adult Probation and Parole, appointed as director of the Community Programming Unit. Cochran received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Utah.

“I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve as a member of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. I look forward to continuing my public service with integrity and professionalism, providing fair and objective decisions that consider public safety and appropriate opportunities for success,” Cochran said.

Subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate, Cochran will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Robert Yeates.