Utah leads the nation in inmate deaths

More inmates died in Utah jails in 2014 than any other state in the nation, according to the latest report by the federal agency that tracks those figures. Civil rights groups have circled around the standards that guide everything under Utah's 25 county jails to try and find answers why that may be the case.

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Source: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics local inmate mortality rate, December 2016 (page 17)