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Old 07-11-2017, 05:20 AM
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Default Exactly how bad are Utah State Prisons?

Exactly how bad are the prisons in Utah?
I'm not asking this because of my current case but instead after hearing a few tales about the prison in Draper. One friend showed me proof her son is being repeatedly abused, and the state does nothing...because the abusers ARE the state employees.

Are there any other stories of the abuse prisoners in Utah get?
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I know a few people that work at the state prison and a I know people that have been in the men's and women's. I haven't heard things like this.
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I don't have that kind of personal knowledge but can make a guess, which is that abuse happens at only the normal rate. If it were as bad as Alabama or Florida then something would have come up on Prison Legal News or The Marshall Project.

I'm totally willing to believe what your friend is reporting but it may not be the usual thing.

I'm afraid this will sound like victim blaming, which would be totally wrong. But it does seem like people who swallow their pride and don't make waves are targeted for mistreatment much less often. Of course abuse is always wrong and sometimes it happens to model prisoners too.
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In my friend's case, his son has a documented food allergy from back when he was pre-pubescent in age. Now he's in his 30's, in prison, and the prison is refusing to honor the food restriction made by the prison doctor, instead following the suggestions of an unlicensed dietician. His son is actually starving. It's horrible.
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