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A display at the Topaz Internment Camp Site in Delta, UT on March 31, 2022. (Photo by Grace Hall | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Symposium Grapples with Legacy of Japanese Internment Camps

By Giovanni Radtke, News Writer February 23, 2024

  The American West Center at the University of Utah hosted a three-day symposium about the legacy of Japanese American incarceration during World War II. The event featured historians, artists...

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Hall: Rehabilitation is the Way Forward

By Lexi Hall, Opinion Writer December 20, 2023

  Utah, like many states across the nation, is grappling with the pressing issue of recidivism within its criminal justice system. The high rate of individuals returning to prison after release...

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Ely: The Death Penalty Hurts Us All

By Emma Ely November 14, 2023

  "The Death Penalty Kills People" is a bold statement to see on a t-shirt. This statement — recently updated from "The Death Penalty Kills Innocent People" — is one way the younger generation...

A police officer enters the Salt Lake Metro Jail in South Salt Lake City on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.

Van Wagenen: With Liberty and Justice for All

By Madeline Van Wagenen, Opinion Editor March 10, 2023

  On Aug. 18, 2022, Gov. Spencer Cox pleaded with Utahns to do their part for suicide prevention. He discussed personal battles with suicidal ideation and begged those facing self-harm and suicidal...

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Cushman: Rehabilitative Justice Won’t Happen Until We Learn to Forgive

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer April 26, 2022

  After news broke of a groundbreaking transplant of a pig’s heart into a human body, it was reported that the elderly transplant recipient had a criminal record. Their assault charges from 34...

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U of U Health Inspires with Sundance Documentary ‘Meet Me Where I Am’

By Lucas Welk, Arts Writer April 20, 2022

  It is natural these days to be exceptionally skeptical of so-called inspiring news stories. What a media outlet may portray as a positive, uplifting feature can actually look quite grim upon...

A police officer enters the Salt Lake Metro Jail in South Salt Lake City on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.

Guest Opinion: The Silent Suffers of Incarceration

By Rui Zeller, Tiani Crowfoot, and Heidi Roulstone December 22, 2021

  Dealing with incarceration is challenging. Imagine being taken to a facility surrounded by barbed wire, a sterile cold environment, with stoic armed guards, where everyone is shackled and stripped...

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Cushman: Stop Giving Nonviolent Offenders Harsh Sentences

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer May 14, 2021

  During the summer of my junior year of high school, I had the opportunity to shadow a Utah district court judge for a day. The full day of criminal court proceedings I saw was far from the courtroom...

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Cushman: Protect Incarcerated Women’s Reproductive Freedom

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer February 21, 2021

  Women's health needs are unique. A history of ignorance and taboo around women’s health issues means that even today women can struggle to receive the healthcare they want or need to address...

The front gate of the Utah State Prison in Draper, UT. (Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle).

Cushman: We Need to Start Advocating for Inmates and Their Families

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer November 18, 2020

  Inmates’ families face unique struggles, from extra expenses to emotional and mental health issues. As cases of COVID-19 have exploded in Utah prisons, those families have faced extra stress,...

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