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Release vulnerable prisoners

The Ohio Health Modernization Movement (OHMM) is a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to ending the criminalization of HIV in Ohio. On April 6, OHMM sent a letter to officials to officials in every Ohio county––including sheriffs, prosecutors and judges.These are the asks:Non-violent individuals...

A Clear Contradiction to Our Values

By Linda Seiter: Executive Director, CaracoleFor decades, I have been opposed to the Ohio felonious assault law that impacts those living with HIV. I oppose this law for a variety of reasons; chief among them is the stigmatization that results for those living with...

HIV is Not a Crime

By Bryan JonesI first became interested in HIV criminalization laws while attending a United States Conference on Aids in 2010. I attended a session given by a lawyer from the Center for HIV law and policy out of New York. Needless to say I...