HIV positive inmates http://apr.org en 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 Judge To Decide Soon In Lawsuit Over Inmates With HIV http://apr.org/post/judge-decide-soon-lawsuit-over-inmates-hiv <p>It's up to a federal judge in Montgomery to decide if the Alabama Department of Corrections can continue to isolate inmates who have tested positive for HIV even though the virus is no longer considered a death sentence.</p><p>Last month, U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson heard arguments made during the month-long trial challenging Alabama's decades-old policy of mostly separating HIV-positive inmates from other prisoners.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 01:41:20 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 20936 at http://apr.org Judge To Decide Soon In Lawsuit Over Inmates With HIV