Calling conditions at the Fulton County, Ga. Jail “disgraceful and totally unacceptable,” U.S. District Senior Judge Marvin H. Shoob has ordered county authorities to correct “gross inadequacies of medical care.”

In an order filed Monday, Shoob found the county violated a final settlement agreement reached in January with the jail’s HIV-positive inmates, six of whom initiated a class-action suit last year. Foster v. Fulton County, No. 1:99-cv-900 (N.D. Ga. March 13, 2000).