I remember I received a letter from my mother where she said I could bring about more change by becoming a barrister than taking part in demonstrations.1 Although my mother has never quite said as much to me, it has been suggested to me by many other people that the way to make change is by changing the law. I think that for many years I have seen that as being within the political and legislative sphere, however, as I am now a law student, this is beginning to change. John Beckley‘s interest in the law came from working in … Continue reading Vast changes in legal research says HIV-inspired barrister.
If you want to know what it was like to live with HIV/AIDS in the 1980s, state prisons in Alabama or South Carolina in 2012 offer some tragic examples. —Sir Elton John Sir Elton John writes in today’s Washington Post about conditions for HIV-positive prisoners in gaols in Alabama and South Carolina in the United States. Reading this, makes me feel very lucky that I don’t have to wander around with a white armband on, nor am I segregated from the rest of society because I am living with HIV. I wonder how the Northern Ireland Prison Service copes with any prisoners … Continue reading If there is stigma and prejudice in US prisons, what’s happening in Northern Ireland?