Associated Press - February 4, 2012
Chicago - A video made with help from the AIDS Foundation of
Chicago is being used in Illinois prisons.
It's called "Outside the Walls: Life Beyond HIV." Its goal is to
educate prisoners about re-entry programs for ex-offenders living
The Department of Corrections also will use the video to
encourage offenders to know their HIV status through testing
that's available during their incarceration. On release,
ex-offenders with HIV are connected to case managers and
Tawon Dale is on the AIDS Foundation's community advisory board.
He appears in the video talking about how he got help when he
left prison. A case manager helped him find housing, medication
and job training.
The video is being distributed in Chicago through the nonprofit
Men & Women in Prison Ministries.