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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,...

Barron: A Jail Sentence Shouldnt Be a Death Sentence

Barron: A Jail Sentence Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer July 21, 2020

  As of July 6, Weber County Jail has 114 active COVID-19 cases and nearly a third of the inmates jailed in Washington County tested positive for the virus. In contrast, Utah’s prisons, which...

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,...

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Barron: Affordable Phone Calls Between Inmates and Their Families are a Bridge to Rehabilitation

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer March 11, 2020

  A 15-minute phone call to a local number from the Millard County jail costs $11.46. Just one county away, inmates pay only $3.45 for the same call. Disparities such as these exist because of...

Ted Bundy in court. Bundy confessed to 30 murders prior to his execution. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Barron: The Death Penalty Benefits Victims and Protects Communities

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer November 18, 2019

Six people currently sit on Utah’s death row. One was convicted of torturing, raping and murdering a student. Their home is currently a 14x7 foot cell with a toilet, sink, mirror, hard bunk and futon....

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

Draper Prepares for State Prison Move

By Angelyn Ramos, News Writer October 28, 2019

On the left of Porter Rockwell Boulevard in Draper, Utah stands a high school and a new community of homes, townhomes and businesses. Directly adjacent is the Utah State Correctional Facility. The facility...

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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...

College Classes in Maximum Security: The only thing I needed

College Classes in Maximum Security: “The only thing I needed”

By Connor Richards April 6, 2017

By the time Sean Pica walked out of Sing Sing Correctional Facility a free man in 2002, he had spent more than half of his life in prison. When he was 16, Pica was convicted of murder, given a lengthy...

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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...