SALT LAKE CITY — A bill calling for Utah jails and prisons to report inmate deaths to the state sailed through a Senate committee vote after the sponsor broadened the scope of prescription medication information that must be included.
RIVERDALE — A nonprofit sports development group and Riverdale officials are discussing a proposal to build six soccer fields on 40 acres of vacant municipal land south of the city offices.
Utah and 43 other states are allowing modern “debtors’ prison” circumstances to flourish as more low-income people are jailed or threatened with incarceration after not paying bills, a civil rights group says.
SALT LAKE CITY — County jails and the Utah Department of Corrections would be required to track and report inmate deaths to state executives and the Legislature under a bill introduced by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross.
SALT LAKE CITY — An Ogden man now faces trial on three felony charges after a federal judge upheld a warrantless search that yielded a handgun and methamphetamine from a black bag in front of the suspect’s home.
SALT LAKE CITY — A former Bountiful bank manager pleaded guilty to money laundering after embezzling more than $565,000 and buying a house with the diverted sum.
Three Utah State University officials have been dismissed as defendants in a former student’s lawsuit that alleges the institution failed to act on reports of sexual assaults at two fraternity houses before she was beaten and raped.
Minority offenders are increasingly likely to be sentenced to prison in Utah since major justice system changes were implemented in 2015, and officials are trying to determine how implicit biases may be creeping into arrests, prosecutions and sentencings.
Another name has been added to the unofficial list of people who’ve died after entering a Northern Utah jail, but whose demise was not considered a federally reportable “in-custody” death because he expired later at a hospital.
What happens in the first minutes or hours after a person arrives at a county jail can determine the course of the new inmate’s life.