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  NCJ Number: NCJ 178284     Find in a Library
  Title: HIV in Prisons, 1997
  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: 1999
  Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This bulletin provides data on the number and characteristics of State and Federal inmates who were HIV-positive in the years 1991 through 1997, according to jurisdiction.
  Abstract: In 1991 there were 17,551 State and Federal inmates diagnosed as HIV-positive (2.2 percent of inmate population); 20,651 in 1992 (2.5 percent); 21,475 in 1993 (2.4 percent); 22,717 in 1994 (2.4 percent); 24,256 in 1995 (2.3 percent); 23,881 in 1996 (2.3 percent); and 23,548 in 1997 (2.1 percent). Between 1991 and 1997, the number of HIV-positive prisoners grew at a slower rate (34 percent) than the overall prison population (49 percent). At year-end 1997, 3.5 percent of all female State prison inmates were HIV-positive, compared to 2.2 percent of male State inmates. New York State held approximately one-third of all inmates known to be HIV-positive at year-end 1997 (n=7,500). The overall rate of confirmed AIDS among the Nation's prison population (0.55 percent) was more than five times the rate in the U.S. population (0.10 percent). The number of AIDS-related deaths among inmates decreased from 907 in 1996 to 538 in 1997. Of all State prison inmates, 2.8 percent of black inmates and 2.5 percent of Hispanic inmates reported that they were HIV-positive, compared to 1.4 percent of white inmates. 10 tables
  Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
  Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Federal correctional facilities ; State correctional facilities ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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