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 find out why.
A lawsuit alleging Utah State University looked the other way on reports of sexual abuse at fraternity houses remains alive in federal court, but a judge has granted immunity from liability to three officials who were named as defendants.
Her death, and the deaths of three others in similar situations, were not included in federal reports because law enforcement officials argue they weren’t “in-custody” when they died.
A forensic pathologist from the state Medical Examiner’s Office testified that he found cigarette burns on Angelina Costello’s face, lower back and several fingers.
Samuel Newton, a Montana-based attorney, claims in a lawsuit filed Jan. 21 that Weber County terminated his contract after he expressed frustrations with the county to the court and local media outlets.
The first preliminary court hearing for a couple accused of killing their daughter included evidence detailing the alleged abuse and the arrest of a defendant’s mother.
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.
A teenage boy convicted in a plot that left a 14-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the head will serve at least 15 years and up to life in prison.
Jordan Jack, now 32, was accused of stealing more than $11,000 for personal expenses, including a trip to Las Vegas, concert tickets, televisions, jewelry and expensive shoes, in a fraud scheme in 2012-14.
With the help of a skilled deputy at the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, a Maryland man was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison on a child porn charge.