This bill repeals the death penalty and replaces it with an alternative sentencing option to help prosecutors better achieve justice.
Justice and Due Process
This new approach aims to solve a critical problem for victim family members.
This bill would repeal the death penalty.
This bill passed the Senate with a vote of 22-3 and the House with a vote of 39-29. The death penalty is a costly and convoluted punishment that does not deter crime and is often unjustly applied to innocent people. We have...
Beware the graveyard of bad policy ideas. Just when they seem to be defeated once and for all, they rise up from the grave again. We affectionately call these policy ideas “zombies.”
A new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, and commissioned through the Utah Justice Coalition, reveals changing attitudes toward the death penalty by Utah residents. The survey of 784 Utah voters, conducted from January 13...
Editor’s note: The following is a lightly edited interview with Creighton C. Horton II, a retired Utah prosecutor who spent 30 years prosecuting cases in Utah in Salt Lake County and in the Attorney General’s office. His...
This bill passed the Senate 15-12 but was not considered by the House. Libertas Institute supports this bill. We have written extensively about the problems associated with the death penalty in our policy brief and recent op-ed....