(ST GEORGE, UT) — Utah state welfare officials are working to find homes for hundreds of displaced teenagers who have been ejected from their polygamous homes. The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which maintains large property holdings throughout the I-15 corridor, including Idaho, excommunicates teenage boys perceived to be a threat to the isolated polygamous communities throughout Utah and Arizona. Authorities say it’s crucial that the teens be placed in loving foster families to keep them off the streets and away from drugs and alcohol.
Jason Borba, KPVI
Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications
Josh Friesen, Idaho State Journal
Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com