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  1. The PJP Update- October 2016

    News from the Positive Justice Project--read on for updates on state and federal advocacy efforts, including from state-by-state working groups, and updates on the criminal case of Orlando Batista and more! For more information about PJP or the PJP Working ...

    admin - 11/21/2016 2:46pm

  2. HIV Services for Women In New York State Prisons, Tamar Kraft-Stolar et al, The Correctional Association of New York (2015)

    This report explores the experiences of incarcerated women living with HIV in New York state prisons from 2009-2013. New York has the highest number of HIV-positive incarcerated people and the second-highest number of HIV-positive incarcerated women of al ...

    admin - 9/27/2016 3:24pm

  3. Paying the Price: Failing to Deliver HIV Services in Louisiana Parish Jails, Human Rights Watch (2016)

    This report from Human Rights Watch presents troubling findings from the Louisiana parish jails and its abysmal medical care for many inmates living with HIV. Contrary to CDC recommendations, many inmates have little or no access to HIV testing and treatm ...

    admin - 8/17/2016 2:46pm

  4. Tate v. Wexford Health Source, No. 3: 16-cv-00092-NJR (S.D. Ill. Feb. 18, 2016).

    An Illinois federal judge allowed a transgender inmate’s claims under the Eighth Amendment and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to proceed against correctional facility staff alleged to have denied her treatment for gender dysphoria. Correctional ...

    admin - 8/10/2016 4:23pm

  5. Unjust: How the Justice System Fails Transgender People, Center for American Progress and Movement Advancement Project (2016)

    This report frames the overrepresentation of transgender people in the criminal legal system as a result of, and further cause of, discrimination, targeting, and marginalization. In exploring the overrepresentation of transgender people in the criminal le ...

    admin - 7/15/2016 12:10pm

  6. Unjust: How the Broken Criminal Justice System Fails LGBT People, Center for American Progress and Movement Advancement Project (2016)

    This report examines the pervasive discrimination against LGBTQ people throughout the criminal legal system, from entry to exit. Stigma, discriminatory enforcement of laws, and harmful policing strategies and tactics all contribute to the overrepresentati ...

    admin - 7/14/2016 10:48am

  7. Rosado v. Herard, 2014 WL 1303513 (S.D.N.Y. 2014).

    Rosado, a pre-trial detainee at Rikers Island, brought an action alleging Herard, a licensed mental health clinician, violated his rights by disclosing Rosado’s HIV status to other detainees and by denying him, as well as other Spanish-speaking detainees, ...

    admin - 3/9/2016 10:55am

  8. Support for HIV Testing and HIV Criminalization Among Offenders Under Community Supervision, Brad Barber and Bronwen Lichtenstein, Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Volume 33, 253-273 (2015)

    In a survey of 197 Alabama probationers and parolees to determine offenders' knowledge of HIV and Alabama’s HIV-specific criminal law, and their level of support for HIV testing and mandatory disclosure, the vast majority supported both testing and c ...

    admin - 11/2/2015 1:11pm

  9. Singletary v. Duffy, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106219 (E.D. Calif., Aug. 11, 2015)

    CALIFORNIA – United States Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman dismissed HIV postive inmate Gondee Charles Singletary’s pro se complaint upon initial screening under 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(a), because it failed to show how the named defendants were responsible u ...

    admin - 3/9/2016 10:56am

  10. State v. Hammett, Crim. App. LEXIS 680 (Aug. 25, 2015)

    TENNESSEE – The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals backed up the refusal of Sevier County Circuit Judge Rex Henry Ogle to allow Allen Anthony Hammett to withdraw his “best interest” guilty plea to charges of aggravated sexual battery, and violating the se ...

    admin - 3/29/2016 11:51am

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