Commissioner Kim Thomas said the policy that had segregated the women from other prisoners at Julie Tutwiler Prison for Women ended Aug. 1, AL.com reported Thursday.
The change comes after HIV-positive inmates filed a lawsuit in 2011 claiming the policy violated their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In December, U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled in the inmates' favor and this summer the Department of Corrections reached an agreement with them.
Male inmates with HIV at other prisons will be reintegrated next year, Thomas said. That plan is still subject to court approval.
Court documents indicate corrections officials will act to maintain confidentiality about which inmates are HIV-positive. The DOC also will institute a "zero-tolerance" policy toward threats or abuse directed to those inmates.
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