A federal judge has warned Fulton County, Ga. officials they might lose immunity to suits if they fail to improve conditions at the county jail quickly for all inmates.

U.S. District Senior Judge Marvin H. Shoob ordered county officials to comply with the settlement agreement reached in a class action suit brought by HIV-positive inmates complaining about terrible medical care. Foster v. Fulton County, No. 1:99-cv-900 (N.D. Ga. March 24, 2000).