ACLU of Utah’s Campaign for Smart Justice to Release County Questionnaire for Prosecutor Candidates

April 10, 2018

Salt Lake City | On April 10th the ACLU of Utah is submitting questionnaires to every county prosecutor candidate in Utah so voters can be informed on the candidates’ positions on ending mass incarceration, addressing racial disparities, and accountability for prosecutorial misconduct.

The results of the questionnaire will be published before the primary elections on June 26 on the Smart Justice website:

The Campaign for Smart Justice is a new ACLU of Utah effort dedicated to reducing incarceration rates by 50% and combating racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

The campaign is focusing on the upcoming 2018 county prosecutor elections to educate voters about the important role of prosecutors and to encourage candidates to discuss criminal justice reform on the campaign trail. “Elections for county prosecutors often don’t get the attention they deserve,” explains Jason Groth, the Smart Justice Coordinator at the ACLU of Utah. “But a single prosecutor sets the tone and assigns the priorities for how criminal justice is pursued for thousands of Utahns.”

For more information on the Campaign for Smart Justice or the questionnaire, please contact Jason Groth by email, at or by cell phone, at (563) 419-4261. 

Please find attached a copy of the questionnaire (2018 County Prosecutor Candidate Questionnaire.pdf)

Campaign for Smart Justice


Twitter: @SmartJusticeUT


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