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Illinois: Settlement for Man Denied HIV Drugs in Jail

August 15, 2013

On August 14, the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois announced that the Bureau County, Ill., Sheriff's Office had reached a settlement with a Chicago man who charged in a lawsuit filed last year that jail officials prevented him from taking his prescribed HIV medications for a week while he was held in a Princeton jail. In the agreement filed in federal court in Peoria, the sheriff's office agreed to pay the individual $20,000 and to conduct mandatory training for jail staff.

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Adapted from:
News Tribune (Tacoma)
08.14.2013; The Associated Press

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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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