From a letter to Governor Kirk Fordice, Mississippi, sent to me by Robert Halfhill, Sectretary-Treasurer, ACT-UP/Gay Libertaion Front/Minnesota

 

September 27, 1997

 

Governor Fordice, donít you realize that holding prisoners while not allowing them access to the medical care that they need to stay alive is the same as the human rights violations that occur in Bosnia and other places that lead to people being indicted by international tribunals for human rights violations? And that each time an HIV positive inmate dies from denial of medical treatment while under the jurisdiction of your Department of Corrections, that you are guilty of his murder as you would be if you fired a bullet into his head? These conditions must be corrected. 

 

References:  http://www.amnestyusa.org/     http://www.actup.org/