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NCJ Number: 120055 Find in a Library
Title: AIDS and the Criminal Justice System: A Final Report and Recommendations
Corporate Author: New York State Bar Assoc
New York State Bar Journal
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 241
Sponsoring Agency: Edward S. Moore Foundation, Inc
New York, NY 10016
New York Community Trust
New York, NY 10017
New York State Bar Assoc
Binghamtom, NY 13902
Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Trust Co
New York, NY 10005
The Mony Trust
New York, NY
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report analyzes the current policies and the medical, legal, and ethical practices within and between New York State and New York City criminal justice agencies regarding AIDS in the correctional population.
Abstract: Through public hearings and investigations the Joint Subcommittee on AIDS in the Criminal Justice System of the Committee on Corrections and the Committee on Criminal Justice Operations and Budget of the Association of the Bar of New York City assessed the criminal justice system's handling of AIDS among those in its charge. The report is critical of agencies for the lack of coordinated services, insufficient education for employees and inmates, and the inconsistent practices and protocols concerning AIDS. This is occurring in the midst of an AIDS crisis where AIDS is the leading cause of death among both male and female inmates in the city correctional system. The report discusses HIV antibody testing and confidentiality, education, employee protocols and procedures, the criminalization of behavior that creates a risk of transmission, and prison policies and conditions. Also discussed is the unfair treatment of defendants if they have or are suspected of having AIDS. Recommendations are offered for improvements in all the areas discussed. Appended supplementary information.
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Corrections policies; New York
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