This week, a federal court is due to rule on whether or not it's permissible for the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) to continue its policy of segregating prisoners who are HIV-positive in their very own "separate but equal" facility away from the general population. Alabama is one of only two states left in the union that have held on to the very eighties notion that people with HIV or Aids need to be kept in some form of seclusion. (The other offending state is South Carolina.)

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