Jail Inmate HIV

June 18, 2012 - 7:15 PM
FILE - This Wednesday, June 22, 2011 file photo shows Chicago resident Arick Buckles, right, who is HIV positive, with ACLU attorney John Knight. Buckles filed a federal lawsuit Monday, June 18, 2012 claiming he was denied his prescribed medication for HIV for a week when he was an inmate in the Bureau County Jail in Princeton, Ill., in 2010, harming his health and violating his constitutional rights. The county was more worried about the cost of providing Buckles' HIV drugs than about his health, said American Civil Liberties Union attorney John Knight, who is helping represent Buckles. The drugs, a three-pill combination, cost more than $2,000 a month, according to Buckles' jail medical notes released to him by the county and shared by him with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)