ACLU Sues Alabama Over Segregation of HIV-Positive Prison Inmates

Many states segregated HIV-positive prison inmates in the years before effective treatment. Only Alabama and South Carolina still continue the practice, which excludes segregated prisoners from education and work programs that could win them earlier release. Associated Press reports U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson will today begin hearing the ACLU's argument that there is no longer a rational basis for treating HIV-positive inmates unequally.