An article about a 300% increase in the HIV rate amongst Canadian prisoners in the last year: <a class="postlink" href="http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2547238" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2547238</a> I'm of two minds on the subject of prisoner's rights. On the one hand, I think you can judge a society by how it treats its weakest members. With government cutbacks in health care and facilities for the mentally ill, prisons tend to be the de facto place where these people go. They subsequently deserve treatment. On the other hand, if someone stole from me, assaulted me, injured someone in my family, etc., I wouldn't give a shit about their circumstances - I'd want them punished, and I'd consider their rights forfeit. Focus: A discussion on the article, and the rights of inmates in general. Should they have better treatment? Worse?