This circuit-by-circuit compilation provides citations and holdings for federal cases concerning access to and quality of medical treatment in prisons. The compilation focuses on cases dealing with the medical treatment of inmates living with HIV, and primarily concerns claims alleging that the lack of health services available violated prisoners’ Eighth Amendment rights.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.