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The cheap drug spice is on the rise in Salt Lake City — and it’s killing people
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The cheap drug spice is on the rise in Salt Lake City — and it’s killing people

The following story was written and researched by Ryan Trimble for the Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. When David Shay began smoking spice, he believed he was choosing a safe, legal alternative to marijuana. “I wasn’t able to smoke marijuana because of drug tests at my job,” he says,...

Former Daggett County jail inmates tortured by police say they hope their lawsuit will bring change to how prisoners are treated
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Former Daggett County jail inmates tortured by police say they hope their lawsuit will bring change to how prisoners are treated

This article was written by Rone Tempest of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. In a case that challenges the Utah Department of Corrections policy of farming out 20 percent of its inmates to remote county jails, the American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday filed a federal civil rights...

‘Scared all the time’: Former Daggett inmates describe abuse at the hands of jail officers
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‘Scared all the time’: Former Daggett inmates describe abuse at the hands of jail officers

The following story was written and researched by Rone Tempest for The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Dustin Porter said he has recurring nightmares of the attack dog that lunged at him in a slippery jail hallway: “I’ll wake up right before he bites me.” Josh Olsen said he...