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Alabama's Segregation for Inmates With HIV Faces Court Scrutiny

September 18, 2012

Alabama, one of two U.S. states that segregate inmates with HIV from the rest of their prison population, will seek to defend the policy against a class action lawsuit. ... The American Civil Liberties Union sued Alabama in 2011 for what the group contends is a discriminatory practice that prevents most HIV-positive inmates from participating in rehabilitation and retraining programs important for their success after prison (Gates, Reuters, 9/17).

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