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Friday, November 19, 2010

HIV-Positive Inmate Sues City et al for Denying Him Treatment

Posted By on Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 10:05 AM

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An HIV-positive man in his late 40s is suing the City and Correctional Medical Services (a contractor), saying that during his first 16 days in the slammer, he repeatedly asked for his medication but all they gave him was Tylenol.

After that, he alleges, delivery of his meds was spotty. This ain't the first time inmates have lamented poor medical care behind bars (see Post-Dispatch coverage).

"John Doe," as he's named in the suit, was just released on bond last week. The ACLU filed on his behalf.
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