This is a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in a case filed by an HIV positive prison inmate in Florida against the Broward County sheriff’s department and jail physician, alleging deliberate indifference to his medical needs by discontinuing his high-calorie/high-protein diet. The district court denied the prisoner leave to amend his complaint to add defendants, and granted summary judgment in the defendants’ favor. The prisoner appealed. The appellate court ruled that the district court had not abused its discretion in denying the plaintiff leave to amend his complaint.
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.