Advocates for Criminal Justice Reform in UtahThe Utah Prisoner Advocate Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and 100% volunteer grassroots community outreach organization that aims to simplify the incarceration process for the inmates’ supporters—while also advocating for better conditions inside Utah jails and prisons. We do this primarily by educating the public through monthly support meetings and newsletters, an open dialogue with the Utah Department of Corrections / county jail administrations, legislative advocacy, guest speakers, coalition forming, and a shared network of useful resources. Instead of membership, our network constituents are formed by volunteers, criminal justice advocates, industry professionals, expert advisors, coalition organizations, formerly incarcerated individuals, and over 1,000 Utah families of the incarcerated and growing.
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Join the UPAN Family Support Group on Facebook
We’ve formed a private family support group as a safe place to ask questions, get advice and emotional support from people that know what you’re going through.
- Invaluable resource for those who are new to the criminal justice system in Utah
- Network with UPAN Directors, advocates, and other families of incarcerated loved ones
- Ask questions and get advice
- Moral support from others who’ve experienced the same type of issues and situations
- Formerly incarcerated individuals trying to get back on their feet and looking for resources
- Discussions on criminal justice reform issues
- News, updates, and much more
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To ensure incarcerated individuals receive necessary medical help, including prescriptions, the following steps need to be taken:
1. Inmate Care Request (ICR): The inmate should fill out an ICR, available in every unit. If unavailable, they can request a correctional officer to print one or use plain paper, detailing their information, the reason for the request, and the date. The completed ICR should be placed in the “sick-call box” or handed to medical personnel during pill line, accessible twice a day. Clinical staff should check this box daily.
2. Follow-up on Unanswered ICRs: If no response is received, family can call the medical line at 801-522-7293 for both prisons, leaving relevant details. If there’s no call back within 24 hours, call again.
3. Email Contact: If medical care is still not received post-ICR submission, email Jade Watkin at [email protected] with relevant details and concerns.
If all above steps are followed with no resolution, contact UPAN MedTeam at [email protected], detailing all attempts made and issues still unresolved. Inmates should keep records of their ICR submissions, including dates and times.
Ensure that inmates have completed the "Medical Information Release" form, available during intake or upon request, to authorize information sharing. This form needs to be notarized by the caseworker and submitted to the Division of Correctional Health Services. Authorization can be revoked by the inmate at any time.
Please confirm your inmate's Emergency Contact person. If it’s not you, you will not be notified in case of an emergency. Continue advocating; we are here to support you.
For more information, visit: dhhs.utah.gov/chs/ ... See MoreSee Less
For those attempting to schedule visits at USCF Green this weekend, they were in lockdown due to a scabies outbreak. Here is the latest information from an email communication earlier today. More information is available at: corrections.utah.gov/visit-an-inmate/ ... See MoreSee Less