Virginia Assembly Passes Inmate HIV Testing Bill
March 21, 2011
During Virginia's just-completed legislative session, one of Gov. Robert F. McDonnell's (R) top priorities concerned the re-entry of state prisoners into their communities. Nearly one-third of state inmates return to prison within three years of discharge, and more than 10,000 are released each year. The General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a bill to offer HIV testing to inmates prior to their release. Among other prison-related bills, lawmakers also passed a measure that would allow prisoners to maintain highway rest stops, a cost-saving move.
03.19.2011; Anita Kumar
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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