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For the first time the federal government has allowed states to develop work requirements for people on Medicaid, the low-income government health insurance program. It’s a big change, requiring people to work in exchange for health care. Utah is one of 10 states that applied to do it. At least one bill in the legislature is sketching out what work requirements could look like.

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A federal judge has granted class action status to a lawsuit filed against the state of Utah on behalf of several mentally ill prison inmates.

Advocacy Groups Band Together to Push for New Prison

May 21, 2015
Brian Grimmett

As the controversy heats up over relocating the State Prison new coalition calling itself “People Not Prisons” is making the case why that might be a good idea.

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The Disability Law Center in Utah is conducting an investigation into the death of Ramon Estrada, a state prisoner who died Sunday of apparent cardiac arrest due to renal failure.