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NCJ Number: NCJ 187456     Find in a Library
Title: HIV in Prisons and Jails, 1999
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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: 07/2001
Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report provides the number of HIV-positive (human immuno-deficiency virus) and active AIDS cases among prisoners held in each State and the Federal prison system at yearend 1999.
Abstract: For prisons the report provides data on the number of AIDS-related deaths, HIV-testing policies, a breakdown for women and men with AIDS, and comparisons to AIDS rates in the general populations. Based on the 1999 Census of Jails, the report also provides data on the number of HIV-positive jail inmates (total and broken down by jurisdiction size), and the number of aids-related deaths among jail inmates. Highlights include the following: (1) between 1995 and 1999 the number of HIV-positive prisoners grew at a slower rate (6 percent) than the overall prison population (19 percent); (2) the overall rate of confirmed AIDS among the Nation's prison population (0.60 percent) was 5 times the rate in the U.S. general population (0.12 percent); (3) in a 1 month period, June 2000, facilities in Indian county admitted 7,151 inmates and discharged 7,201 inmates. 9 tables
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics ; AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities
Index Term(s): Jail statistics ; Inmates ; Statistics ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Inmate health ; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) ; Terminally ill inmates
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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