Lambda Legal has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Kim Millbrook, a federal prison inmate who sued the government after claiming he was sexually assaulted by prison officers.
The Iowa daily writes about Lambda Legal plaintiff Nick Rhoades, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison—and lifetime registration as a sex offender—after a one-time sexual encounter with another man, during which they used a condom.
At Lambda Legal, we have long recognized the importance of fighting against criminal prosecutions for otherwise lawful conduct—or penalty enhancements for unlawful conduct—based solely on a person’s HIV status.
Today Lambda Legal filed an appeal on a petition for post-conviction relief in the Iowa Supreme Court on behalf of an HIV-positive Iowa man, Nick Rhoades. Rhoades was sentenced to 25 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom.