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Bennett v. Utah County (1997)

01 July 1997 Published in Resolved Cases

Jail Conditions - In 1996, inmates at the Utah County Jail were experiencing a variety of problems due to overcrowded conditions. After the ACLU of Utah filed a suit on their behalf, Judge J. Thomas Greene issued a 1997 consent decree in which Utah County agreed to ensure that the number of inmates does not exceed the legal limit.