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Released from prison 25 years early, the former college wrestler had been sentenced for failing to disclose his HIV.
This is one of several lawsuits filed by advocates on behalf of inmates with the liver virus in U.S. prisons.
Thus far, no state prison systems have adopted the protocols that advocates are demanding.
The settlement ensures all affected state prisoners will be treated for the disease.
Most cite high prices as the reason for denying treatment.
Newer hep C meds may give more prisoners access to the cure.
This episode of Perspectives is about the “State of Young Black Males.” Check out this video and comment, like and share!
Jailed activist and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal sued Pennsylvania prison officials in 2015, alleging neglect over his medical condition.
Medication for hepatitis C and sickle-cell anemia that would have helped the prisoner survive was allegedly repeatedly denied to him.
Here are some of my thoughts on the state of our political nation.
The case claims prison officials are knowingly denying HCV-positive inmates medical care, which may violate the U.S. Constitution.
Let me tell you a little bit about who I am.
I have been in prison for more than 30 years.
Study finds up to two thirds of American prisoners age 55 and older experience chronic disease, chronic pain and/or emotional suffering.
In a number of these detention centers, immigrants are routinely denied access to adequate medical care, legal counsel and family contact.
The incidents have prompted lawsuits from harm reduction advocates.
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