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  NCJ Number: NCJ 164260     Find in a Library
  Title: HIV in Prisons and Jails, 1995
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): L Maruschak
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1997
  Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: Data on the prevalence of HIV and AIDS cases among prison inmates, provided by correctional departments in the 50 States and the District of Columbia and by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, indicate the number of HIV-positive prisoners grew between 1991 and 1995 at about the same rate (38 percent) as the overall prison population (36 percent).
  Abstract: At the end of 1995, 4 percent of all female State prison inmates were HIV-positive, compared to 2.3 percent of male State prison inmates. New York held more than a third of all inmates known to be HIV positive at the end of 1995. Of all HIV-positive prison inmates, 21 percent were confirmed AIDS cases. In State prisons, 21 percent of HIV-positive inmates had AIDS; in Federal prisons, the figure was 16 percent. The overall rate of confirmed AIDS among the prison population (0.51 percent) was more than 6 times the rate in the general population (0.08 percent). Inmates in local jails who had been tested for HIV reported similar HIV infection rates. Jail officials in the 1993 Census of Jails reported 6,711 inmates were known to be HIV-positive and 1,888 had confirmed AIDS. The infection rate was highest in large jail jurisdictions. 9 tables
  Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
  Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Jail statistics ; Female inmates ; State-by-state analyses ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Male female offender comparisons ; Federal prisoners ; AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities ; AIDS/HIV transmission ; United States of America
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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