HIV Lawsuit Goes to Trial Monday, Challenges Separating Alabama Inmates

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By Heather VacLav

Alabama is one of two states that separates prisoners with HIV in jail. Monday, a lawsuit against the segregation is going to trial in Montgomery.
 
This comes after U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson rejected the state prison system's request to dismiss the suit on Wednesday.
 
The state won a similar case back in 1999 and Prison Commissioner Kim Thomas says Alabama is prepared for this one.
 
The suit was filed by eight inmates. South Carolina is the other state that segregates the housing for prisoners with HIV.
 
We'll keep you updated as the trial unfolds this week.

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