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NCJ Number: 158020 Find in a Library
Title: HIV in Prisons, 1994
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): P M Brien; A J Beck
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: March 1996
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data from State and Federal corrections agencies revealed that at the end of 1994, 2.3 percent of the 999,693 State and Federal prison inmates were known to be infected with HIV.
Abstract: In State prisons, 21,749 inmates were HIV-positive (2.5 percent), and in Federal prisons 964 were HIV-positive (1.1 percent). New York held more than one-third of all inmates known to be HIV-positive at the end of 1994. Twenty-six States reported that fewer than 1 percent of their inmates were HIV-positive, and 7 States held fewer than 10 HIV- positive inmates. A total of 4,849 of these inmates had confirmed AIDS. The overall rate of confirmed AIDS among the country's prison population was more than seven times the rate in the general population. Between 1991 and 1994, the rate of confirmed AIDS in the prison population increased at nearly the same rate as confirmed AIDS in the general population, more than doubling in 4 years. In 1994, 955 State inmates died of AIDS-related causes, an increase from 520 in 1991. For every 100,000 State inmates in 1994, 104 died of AIDS-related causes. The percentage of inmate deaths due to AIDS increased from 28 percent of inmate deaths in 1991 to 35 percent of inmate deaths in 1994. Tables
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Corrections statistics; Inmate health; Jail statistics; Terminally ill inmates
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