HIV Criminalization

The Trial. Franz Kafka & Orson Welles.
and you thought aids was over...

The U.S. Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed in 2003 to ‘provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.’

Rape is always torture, says Manfred Nowak, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment [].

We Hate Cops. A poem by Ryan

one cop

fucked me

in the


of his car

he ripped me

open and

made me bleed

then he

took my money

and I never

told him

about the hiv

i have it

and then when

he was

slapping me


i kept thinking

i hope

he beats me

until I

bleed buckets

of my

infected blood

on him

and I hope

he fucking


They can no way make me go back there and I will hang myself. If they come and say you are going to jail again I will stab my neck with a knife. I hate cops and I hate guards and I hate jail. Please, please do not let them get me or my friends. I mean it.

"Torture" within the meaning of the Convention (and 8 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 208.18) is an extreme form of cruel and inhuman treatment and does not extend to lesser forms of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.

For an act to constitute “torture” it must satisfy each of the following five elements in the definition of torture:

(1) the act must cause severe physical or mental pain or suffering;

(2) the act must be intentionally inflicted;

(3) the act must be inflicted for a proscribed purpose;

(4) the act must be inflicted by (or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of) a public official who has custody of the victim; and

(5) the act cannot arise from lawful sanctions.

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