South Carolina to Stop Separating HIV-Positive Inmates
July 12, 2013
According to South Carolina prison officials, the state soon will stop its policy of segregating HIV-infected inmates in its prisons. At present, the state has 366 HIV-infected inmates in two Columbia prisons. According to South Carolina Corrections Department Director Bill Byars, the change is part of an overhaul of the agency's services, but they have not set a date for officially integrating the HIV-infected inmates into the general population. Byars explained that the medical staff had studied the issue and that officials considered it safe to change the policy.
Herald Online, Charlotte, South Carolina
07.10.2013; Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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