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Former inmates file lawsuit over abuse in Utah jail

Former inmates file lawsuit over abuse in Utah jail

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of two former inmates who investigators say were among the men abused by guards while incarcerated at a Utah county jail. The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah filed the federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday, claiming Dustin Law […]

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34 non-fatal incidents reported at 2 Utah jails in 2017

34 non-fatal incidents reported at 2 Utah jails in 2017

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Two Utah jails dealt with 34 serious but non-fatal incidents last year, including inmate fights, seizures, falls from bunks, drug overdoses and mental health outbursts. There were 20 non-fatal but serious or life-threatening incidents at Weber County Jail in 2017 that required emergency paramedic calls and […]

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Board: Reports on Utah jails can stay secret

Board: Reports on Utah jails can stay secret

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A public records board says Utah sheriffs had the right to keep voluntary standards and inspection reports for the state’s county jails secret, even though some of the guidelines have already been released. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the state records committee has decided that the […]

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