Educating the Incarcerated

A judicial reform campaign over the past few years to reduce recidivism among low-level criminal offenders in Utah may soon be bolstered in a significant way by a measure that would expand an innovative pilot program in Cache County to offer vocational training to defendants in lieu of incarceration.

A proposal before the Legislature would provide funding to expand a program offering defendants an opportunity to receive two-year vocational training at community technical colleges.

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