A tentative settlement of a federal lawsuit calls for the Alabama prison system to pay $1.3 million to American Civil Liberties Union attorneys who sued the state over its policy of segregating prisoners with HIV and AIDS.
All other states except South Carolina have abandoned similar policies. South Carolina plans to move HIV-positive inmates into the main prison population by Jan. 1.
Credit AP Photo/Jamie MartinAn inmate at Tutwiler Prison for Women has testified about life in prison under the Alabama prison system's policy of keeping HIV-positive inmates segregated from other inmates.Edit | Remove
An inmate at Tutwiler Prison for Women has testified about life in prison under the Alabama prison system's policy of keeping HIV-positive inmates segregated from other inmates.
State officials say they'll no longer segregate HIV-positive prison inmates from the general population.
Department of Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas told AL.com (http://bit.ly/13gjOlc) Wednesday that the department has stopped segregating inmates at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women and plans to do the same with male inmates in 2014.