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HIV in Prisons and Jails, 1995

NCJ Number
Date Published
August 1997
12 pages
Publication Series
Data on the prevalence of HIV and AIDS cases among prison inmates, provided by correctional departments in the 50 States and the District of Columbia and by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, indicate the number of HIV-positive prisoners grew between 1991 and 1995 at about the same rate (38 percent) as the overall prison population (36 percent).

Provides the number of HIV-positive and active AIDS cases among prisoners held in each state and the federal prison system at yearend 1995. 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. For local jail inmates in 1995, the report gives national estimates of the percentage of HIV-positive persons or confirmed AIDS cases. Based on the recently completed 1995-96 survey of inmates in local jails, the report also provides such estimates by sex, race, Hispanic origin, age, education, marital status, and current offense and estimates by selected risk factors, such as prior drug use.

Date Published: August 1, 1997