Quarrantine is not fun for the truly innocent, either, in other circumstances reguarding public health, and should really not be fun if the reason you are there is because you are noncomplient
about a dangerous, contagious disease! Going out and coughing on people who have no idea that your coughing on them could kill
them is criminal in my book!
At least if he stabbed you with a dirty needle you'd know to get checked, and I don't think that what he was doing was any different. Do I feel a little sorry for him? Sure. I'm not made of stone. It sucks to be sick, bored and lonely. However, I feel more sorry for the folks he's been coughing and breathing on, though, and when you're dealing with a contagious disease like that, there isn't time to have a trial first. It's kind of the "Your rights end at the end of my nose" thing...
A prison hospital (which it sounds like he is in, be it one room or 100) is just the right place for him. I don't want him in the same hospital as my sick child or parent, or in my case too, myself. Suppose he gets it in his head to take a walk? Exposing the most suseptable people in the population to something like that with someone who is already noncompliant is not a good idea. A guard at the door is not going to do it. Things go around hospitals like crazy (don't go to the hospital in flu and cold season
), and that would be a very bad one to pass around.