Jessica Miller covers legal affairs and criminal justice at The Salt Lake Tribune, where she has worked since 2011. She was part of the Tribune team that in 2017 won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting of sexual assault on Utah college campuses. Her recent work has focused on the state’s juvenile justice system and problematic youth residential treatment centers. She has also written extensively about Utah's indigent defense system, the death penalty and other legal issues.


A review of thousands of pages of inspection records, incident reports, complaints and emails shows licensors are reluctant to step in when youth facilities have faced troubling accusations of rampant child abuse.