WHEN A JAIL SENTENCE EQUATES TO A DEATH SENTENCE (continued)
Finally we have reached the end of a year long battle for our firm’s client. The battle has come to a conclusion that we are thrilled with. In the wake of a class action lawsuit against the Broward County Department of Corrections, we have asserted the very real fact that jail sentences would equate to a death sentence for our HIV positive clients in South Florida. The courts have listened. I commend County Court Judge Stacy Ross for rendering a fair decision in choosing not to sentence my client to jail following his violation of probation due to the fact that we presented competent evidence that the Broward County Jail is unable to provide up to the hour care for inmates suffering from HIV.