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TB Patient Jailed for Risky Actions

Posted May 2, 2007 11:59 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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An Arizona man with tuberculosis has been confined to a hospital's jail ward since August because he did not wear a mask in public or take prescribed medications.

"It's not fair that they put me in jail," 27-year-old Robert Daniels told the Los Angeles Times. He wants to be moved to a hospital room outside the jail ward.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona says it will ask a court to release Daniels.

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