Lab results and a bottle of pills found in the Rhoades’ refrigerator confirmed the detectives’ suspicions: Nick Rhoades was HIV-positive.
Almost a year later, in a Black Hawk County courtroom, Judge Bradley Harris peered down at Rhoades from his bench.
Inconsistent policies and poor communications meant relations between officers and inmates were always in decline.
These patterns have been described as paralleling trends in other U. prisons from the 1960s and 1970s, and as a factor that moved inmates away from solidarity in the 1960s to violence and fragmentation in the 1970s.
Following a change in prison leadership in the mid-1970s, the prison experienced a shortage of trained correctional staff.
A subsequent investigation by the state attorney general's office found that prison officials began coercing prisoners to become informants in a strategy known as "the snitch game".
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The man Rhoades had sex with, 22-year-old Adam Plendl, had not contracted the virus.
Another major cause of the riot was the cancellation of educational, recreational and other rehabilitative programs that had run from 1970 to 1975.
In that five-year period, the prison had been described as relatively calm.
People with HIV have been sentenced to years or even decades in prison for having sex without telling their partners they’re infected, even when they practiced safe sex.
Are these laws a deterrent to spreading the virus or could they actually fuel the epidemic?
Investigators responded to the home located at 1401 Eclipse Road and found Hernandez.