Elliott became "extremely hostile" toward Doe after he filed an administrative grievance against her, the suit states. That hostility escalated, and according to one example of retaliation, Elliott slammed the man's hand into a door and screamed, "I hate that inmate," according to the lawsuit.
Since 2011, Doe has been moved to three different Division of Corrections facilities and at each facility staff and other inmates have already been made aware he is HIV-positive, according to the suit.
"We're not saying there's never a time when a violent person needs to be accompanied, but there shouldn't be unnecessary intrusion into their medical privacy," Rogers said. "Consequently, there was disclosure among non-medical staff."
Jim Rubenstein, commissioner of the state Division of Corrections, said all employees are trained adequately when it comes to confidentiality matters.
"During that 40 hour orientation period is a review of policy directives and especially critical policy directives. We have a policy that deals with confidentiality of information and release of information and employees when they review the policy also sign a form acknowledging they've read and understand it," he said.
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