File photo of a woman wearing a wedding ring. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

A New Utah Polygamous Family On Reality TV

Brady Williams has five wives, 24 children but no organized religion.


File photo of a jail cell. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Leader Of Standoff At Polygamist Compound Is Freed

Addam Swapp, the man who bombed a Mormon church building and sparked a 13-day standoff in 1988 that left a corrections officer dead at a polygamist compound, was released from prison on Tuesday after more than 25 years behind bars.


File photo of Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtlef (R). (Photo by GEORGE FREY/AFP/Getty Images)

Utah AG To Meet With Polygamous Sect Leaders

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff plans to meet Friday with members of a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border to discuss how to deal with homes, businesses and property the state controls.


Warren Jeffs, left, and his council reacts to the the guilty verdicts rendered in his trial on Sept. 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images)

Justice Department Sues Polygamous Towns Over Religious Discrimination

Authorities in a pair of polygamous Utah-Arizona border towns have supported a campaign of intimidation against the unfaithful, denying them housing and municipal services and allowing members of the dominant religious sect to destroy their crops and property, the U.S. Justice Department said in a lawsuit.


Street preacher Jerry Holt and several of his followers stand in protest to try inform Mormons of the many wives of Mormon founder Joseph Smith.  Smith was married to as many as 33 wives with some being teenagers while others were still married to their first husbands. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Justice Dept. To Sue Polygamous Towns

An attorney for local law enforcement in two polygamous towns along the Utah-Arizona border says the U.S. Justice Department plans to sue both communities, claiming religious discrimination.


Robyn Brown, Meri Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Janelle Brown from "Sister Wives" arrive at the grand opening of Mike Tyson's one-man show 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth - Live on Stage' at the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on April 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Polygamous Family Starring On ‘Sister Wives’ Won’t Face Criminal Charges

Criminal charges will not be pursued against a polygamous family made famous by the reality TV show “Sister Wives,” a Utah prosecutor wrote Thursday in federal court filings.