Commentary & Opinion
Decision to Allow HIV-Positive Inmates in Alabama to Participate in Work-Release Program Makes "Significant Statement," Editorial Says
August 17, 2009
Alabama Department of Corrections' "decision to stop barring inmates with HIV from work-release programs is an indication of how far society, not just the department, has come in understanding the virus and understanding AIDS," a Montgomery Advertiser editorial states. According to the editorial, "[b]y recognizing the medical realities of HIV and adjusting its policies accordingly, the department is making a significant statement" (8/17).
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