The Michigan Department of Corrections has officially stopped barring HIV-positive inmates from food service positions, The Michigan Messenger website reports. The policy for years was to deny these positions to HIV-positive inmates because of transmission fears, but the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) officials said the policy was illegal. Then corrections officials argued to keep the ban for security reasons, which MDCR deemed legal. Nonetheless, corrections officials in 2009 pledged to revise the policy.

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