State v. Rasabout, 2015 UT 72 (August 14, 2015)

This case arose out of the severe sexual assault of plaintiff by an inmate participating in a work-release program operated by Utah County. The Utah Supreme Court held the Governmental Immunity Act barred the claim because the operation of a non-traditional rehabilitation program was essential to the core governmental activity of maintaining a state prison system, even if the program generated revenue for Utah County.