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HIV/AIDS, prisons and the law

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 32

Jennifer Norberry
ISBN 0 642 16397 9 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, April 1991


The increase in identified HIV seropositive prisoners in Australia's prisons raises serious questions concerning legal obligations within the prison community. Norberry examines some of these issues. Topics discussed include: United States cases involving HIV/AIDS; prison conditions and prisoners' rights; duty of care; legal liability for HIV transmission; and occupational health and safety issues.