Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Judge to Decide in Lawsuit Over Inmates with HIV

See this article by that title.  It begins:
It's up to a federal judge in Montgomery to decide if the Alabama Department of Corrections can continue to isolate inmates who have tested positive for HIV even though the virus is no longer considered a death sentence. 
Last month, U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson heard arguments made during the month-long trial challenging Alabama's decades-old policy of mostly separating HIV-positive inmates from other prisoners. 
Currently, Alabama and South Carolina are then only states that segregate HIV-positive prisoners. 
ACLU lawyer Margaret Winter was the lead attorney representing the inmates. She said based on what Thompson told attorneys, she expects the judge to issue an opinion soon.

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