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Prison News | Utah

Recent events, organized by category (below) or region/state (right), concerning the corrections industry in Utah. Comments, suggestions and contributions (below) appreciated.


Education & Rehabilitation

  • For Salt Lake County inmates, fresh produce means a fresh start
    When Kevin Long and George Raska talk about their daily routine, they interrupt each other with excitement. They mention the sunshine, the healthy food, the educational opportunities, the trust -- not exactly what you'd expect to hear from ......[more]

Executions, Death Row & the Death Penalty

No recent news for Utah in this category.

Gangs in Prison

Health & Medical Treatment

No recent news for Utah in this category.

Prison Classification, Placement, & Release

Prison Conditions & Corruption

  • Woman's death in jail under investigation
    A Holladay woman died Sunday morning in jail, less than a week after her arrest. Police are trying to figure out what happened. A Salt Lake County Jail worker discovered Alexa Hamme, 25, unresponsive in her cell about 5:20 a.m., according to......[more]

  • Millerberg back in prison after being stabbed
    DRAPER, Utah (AP) - Eric Millerberg, accused in the death of 16-year-old Alexis Rasmussen, was stabbed multiple times Monday night in the Utah State Prison. Investigators suspect Millerberg's cellmate in the stabbing, as Millerberg was in his cell when he was.....[more]

  • Prisons officials deny Swallow accuser faced retaliation
    Two top officials with the Utah Department of Corrections on Wednesday denied an inmate's allegations of retaliation for speaking publicly about his interactions with Utah Attorney General John Swallow and his predecessor, Mark Shurtleff....[more]

Prison Life & Culture

Riots, Lockdowns & Escapes

No recent news for Utah in this category.

Suicides in Prison

Workplace & Industry News, and Science & Tech News



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