Some states long ago implemented policies to protect the uninfected part of the prison population while providing exceptional medical treatment and counseling to the infected population.
In South Carolina, it has worked so well since 1998 that there has only been a single transmission of HIV/AIDS to a noninfected prisoner. All that may change, however, thanks to a threat from Eric Holder's Justice Department.
South Carolina received a letter from the now-infamous Civil Rights Division that the policy of keeping infected inmates at a designated facility, instead of scattered across the state in the general prison population, may unfairly stigmatize infected prisoners. To the Obama political appointees in the Civil Rights Division, this constitutes discrimination under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
The Justice Department objects to separate living facilities and specialized medical treatment for the HIV/AIDS prison population.
So protecting prisoners from rape and infection violates the rights of their rapists and "stigmatizes" perpetrators and victims alike who, in order to keep them and others safe, are locked away in a separate facility? Just what's wrong with that, considering that they're imprisoned anyway? Why, it's discrimination, according to this administration, and that should be challenged, no matter the consequences.
This is "social justice" taken to an extreme, indeed, an absurd new level and it will seem preposterous to anyone except a Justice Department newly obsessed with "protecting" people against discrimination, even if the price is likely to be higher HIV infection rates among inmates.