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The Daily Utah Chronicle

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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, November 3, 2020.(Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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,...

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

Starr: ‘Flattening the Curve’ Shouldn’t Exclude the Incarcerated

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer April 11, 2020

  Utahns have been directed to remain in their own household as much as possible to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The state’s K-12 schools, higher education campuses and churches have all,...

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

Christopherson: Utah Has a Chance to Make the Juvenile Justice System More Compassionate

By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor March 9, 2020

  It’s no secret that America’s criminal justice system is in need of a major overhaul. The death penalty is still legal in 29 states. Over 60% of women incarcerated in state prisons have...

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Reese: Mass Incarceration is a Form of Voter Suppression

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer July 21, 2019

  It is no secret that the United States federal government — as well as state governments across the country — has a history of implementing laws to prevent communities of color from exercising...

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Hinckley Forum Explores Topic of Prison Reform

January 15, 2015

  The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a forum on prison reform Thursday that focused on how to decrease incarceration rates. The four guests were State Rep. Brad Wilson (R-Kaysville), State...