September 14, 2012
Federal Judge Allows Alabama HIV Inmate Segregation Trial
Under a federal judge’s order, a lawsuit to end the segregation of HIV-positive prisoners in Alabama jails will begin on Monday, September 17, The Associated Press reports. The state prison had requested a dismissal of the suit, which was filed by eight inmates with HIV who want to be housed with HIV-negative prisoners. Six states segregated prisoners by HIV status, but only Alabama and South Carolina continue with this policy.
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