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HIV in Prisons and Jails, 1993

NCJ Number
Date Published
August 1995
11 pages
Publication Series
Based on data obtained from local jail administrators, the departments of corrections of the 50 States and the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, this report provides information on the prevalence and response to HIV in prisons and jails in 1993.

This BJS report describes prison and jail policies for testing inmates for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), numbers of prison and jail inmates infected with HIV, and numbers of inmate deaths from acquired-immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in prisons and jails. Special analyses show data from the 50 largest jail jurisdictions. Data sources include the 1992 and 1993 National Prisoner Statistics and the 1993 Census of Jails.

Date Published: August 1, 1995