Deal Ending Ala. HIV Prisoner Segregation OK'd By Judge

Law360, New York (September 30, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT) -- An Alabama federal judge on Monday approved two class action settlements barring the state's Department of Corrections from segregating HIV-positive prisoners from the general prison population and allowing it to remove prisoners' HIV status from their nonmedical files.

U.S. District Judge Myron H. Thompson signed off on a primary agreement that will end the DOC's segregation practices and create awareness training programs for inmates, staff and medical providers. He also approved a private agreement that will fully desegregate the state's prisoners with HIV.

“This settlement is...
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