American Civil Liberties Union http://apr.org en Groups Challenge Alabama's New Abortion Clinic Law http://apr.org/post/groups-challenge-alabamas-new-abortion-clinic-law <p>The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood have filed suit in federal court challenging a new Alabama law placing stricter regulations on abortion clinics.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The suit filed Tuesday in Montgomery says the regulations are medically unnecessary and would shut down three of the state's five abortion clinics.<br> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:32:16 +0000 The Associated Press 32195 at http://apr.org Groups Challenge Alabama's New Abortion Clinic Law Judge Blocks Ala. Policy Of Segregating HIV Inmates http://apr.org/post/judge-blocks-ala-policy-segregating-hiv-inmates <P>A judge has struck down Alabama's policy of segregating prison inmates with HIV, ruling that it violates federal law.</P> <P>U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled Friday in favor of inmates who filed suit to end the longstanding practice. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:28:27 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 22298 at http://apr.org Judge Blocks Ala. Policy Of Segregating HIV Inmates HIV Positive Inmates Seek Equality In Alabama's Prisons http://apr.org/post/hiv-positive-inmates-seek-equality-alabamas-prisons <p>Here in Alabama, prisoners with HIV are segregated from the rest of the prison population. This makes Alabama just one of two states that still does this. Prison officials say it’s for the safety of the inmates, but some prisoners say it’s unfair and a violation of privacy. The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state on behalf of prisoners to end the segregation. Alabama Public Radio’s Ryan Vasquez spoke with the man at the center of the issue...&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:44:27 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 21034 at http://apr.org HIV Positive Inmates Seek Equality In Alabama's Prisons Trial Begins on Separating Alabama HIV Prisoners http://apr.org/post/trial-begins-separating-alabama-hiv-prisoners <P>Alabama prisons officials are headed to court to defend a long-standing policy that segregates inmates who have tested positive for HIV.</P> <P>The American Civil Liberties Union says in a lawsuit filed by HIV-positive inmates the policy is unconstitutional and makes it difficult for some prisoners to participate in prison programs.</P> <P>U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson will hear arguments starting at 10 a.m. Monday in a trial at the federal courthouse in Montgomery. The inmates want the judge to order prison officials to end the policy. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:14:55 +0000 The Associated Press 17945 at http://apr.org Trial Begins on Separating Alabama HIV Prisoners ACLU Opposing Ala Requirement for Prison Visits http://apr.org/post/aclu-opposing-ala-requirement-prison-visits <P>The American Civil Liberties Union is criticizing a new policy that requires Alabama prison visitors to have their fingerprints scanned.</P> <P>David Fathi of the ACLU's National Prison Project tells the Montgomery Advertiser (<A href="http://bit.ly/TbxlpG"><U><FONT color=#0000ff>http://bit.ly/TbxlpG</FONT></U></A> ) the new rule is "extreme."</P> <P>Fathi says no other state has such a requirement. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 13:18:42 +0000 The Associated Press 17296 at http://apr.org ACLU Opposing Ala Requirement for Prison Visits