The Dilemmas of the HIV Positive Prisoner
ALISON YOUNG, JEAN V McHALE
The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice | Wiley | Published : 1992
The spread OfHIVamong theprison community is the subject of considerable concern among pressure groups and prison authorities alike. This article examines the approach taken fo the care of HIVpositive prisoners in England in the light of arguments about prisoners’ rights. Four areas are examined in detail; testing for HIV infiction; confidentiality of information concerning HIVpositive prisoners; the contrast in care facilities provided to those with HIV insidc and outside prison; the involvement of HIVpositive prisoners in experimental drug trials. The article concludes by examining the role of a rights based analysis when determining policies of care for these prisoners.