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NCJ Number: 157138 Find in a Library
Title: AIDS in Prison
Editor(s): P A Thomas; M Moerings
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 153
Sponsoring Agency: Dartmouth Publishing Co
Brookfield, VT 05036
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85521-297-8
Sale Source: Dartmouth Publishing Co
Old Post Road
Brookfield, VT 05036
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book on AIDS and HIV in prison contains a unique collection of comparative data and associated analysis written by experts and reviews laws and procedures that apply in the prison setting.
Abstract: The book covers such controversial issues as drug use by inmates, homosexual practices, early release, drug-free prison units, education, and the availability of condoms and bleach. Particular attention is paid to drug abuse in prisons and homosexual behavior among male inmates. Official discourse is compared and contrasted with the daily experience of inmates, thereby isolating the "reality gap" between institutional statements made for public consumption and actual inmate practices. Data and analysis are provided on AIDS in prisons in Norway, Germany, Poland, England, Wales, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Canada, and the United States. Footnotes and tables
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV education; AIDS/HIV prevention; AIDS/HIV transmission; Canada; Corrections; Drug abuse; Europe; Homosexuality; Inmate health care; Sexual behavior; US/foreign comparisons
Note: Socio-Legal Studies Series
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