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  NCJ Number: NCJ 210344     Find in a Library
  Title: HIV in Prisons, 2003
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Laura M. Maruschak
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 09/2005
  Page Count: 8
  Annotation: This report provides the number of HIV-positive and active AIDS cases among State and Federal prisoners at yearend 2003.
  Abstract: This annual bulletin reports the number of AIDS-related deaths in prisons, a profile of those inmates who died, the number of female and male prisoners who were HIV-positive, and a comparison of AIDS rates for the general and prisoner populations. Historical data on AIDS cases are presented from 1998 and on AIDS deaths from 1995. Highlights include the following: (1) between 2002 and 2003 the number of HIV-positive prisoners decreased less than 1 percent, while the overall prison population grew 1.6 percent during the same period; (2) at yearend 2003, 2.8 percent of all female State prison inmates were HIV positive, compared to 1.9 percent of males; and (3) in 2003, 282 prisoners died from AIDS-related causes--268 State inmates and 14 Federal inmates. Tables, figures
  Main Term(s): Inmate statistics ; AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities
  Index Term(s): State correctional facilities ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Federal prisoners
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Downloaded September 13, 2005.
   
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