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Prisoners With AIDS Have the Right to Live

ID Number: 34010
Maker: ACT UP
Technique: offset
Date Made: Circa 1991
Place Made: United States: California
Measurements: 91.7 cm x 54.2 cm; 36 1/8 in x 21 5/16 in
Main Subject: Prisons & Prisoners
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Prisoners With AIDS Have The Right To Live Unmask the California Death Camps California Department of Corrections: In support of Prisoners with HIV/AIDS, ACT UP Demands: Comprehensive AIDS HIV Treatment Access to Clinical Trials Equal Access to Visitation and All Prison Programs Compassionate Release Voluntary & Anonymous Testing No Forced Segregation AIDS Prevention and Peer Education


Acquisition Number: 2010-155

Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG for educational and research purposes only. Distribution or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.


Exhibition Annotation:
ACT UP/LA demonstrated at Frontera Women's Prison in November, 1990, demanding an infectious-diseases doctor and access to proper medications for HIV positive inmates. Because those demands were not met, ACT UP/LA went to Sacramento in May, 1991, to support prisoners with HIV/AIDS. The action involved civil disobedience. Shortly thereafter, an infectious-diseases doctor was assigned to Frontera. In June, 1992, and October, 1993, ACT UP/LA returned to Sacramento to demand improvements in the care of prisoners with HIV/AIDS. The October 1993 visit to the offices of the California Department of Corrections resulted in the arrest of one ACT UP/LA member.



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