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Judge stops Ala. policy of segregating HIV inmates

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A judge struck down Alabama’s decades-old policy of segregating prison inmates with HIV, ruling Friday that it violates federal disabilities law.

US District Judge Myron Thompson ruled in favor of inmates who sued to end the practice and said he would give the state and inmate ­attorneys time to propose a way to bring state prisons into compliance with his order.

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