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CHLP's Amir Sadeghi joins this ACT UP NY webinar on Thursday, October 29th at 6pm ET to unpack the criminalization of people living with HIV, and provide a national-legal overview of reforms to disease-specific criminal law.

In late September, CHLP joined several civil rights groups on an amicus brief in support of a petition for writ of habeas corpus seeking the release of a 63-year-old transgender woman from Eastern Correctional Facility, a men’s prison in Ulster County, New York, due to the risk that COVID-19 poses to her health. The woman, Cathy Citro has multiple chronic health conditions, including diabetes, asthma, and high blood pressure, that make her uniquely vulnerable to suffering severe illness if she were to be infected with COVID-19.

CHLP submitted testimony regarding the importance of taking a public health rather than criminal law enforcement approach to COVID-19, as well as the need to address failures in the state’s response to COVID-19 in prisons, jails, psychiatric hospitals, and other settings of confinement.
Groups argue the Senate must prioritize COVID-19 relief over a rushed SCOTUS confirmation process for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a problematic nominee with a record of hostility to rights critically important to people with disabilities.
CHLP's Amir Sadeghi joins the Counter Narrative Project (CNP) on Facebook Live for a panel discussion on the criminalization of people living with HIV.

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