This is an amended class action complaint, filed in New Jersey, seeking monetary and injunctive relief for all state prisoners with hepatitis C who were denied diagnostic and treatment services for their medical condition. The complaint provides a good outline of potential claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the U.S. constitution for failure to provide adequate protection and medical care for prisoners with or at risk of hepatitis or HIV.
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.