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HIV in Prisons, 2007-08

NCJ Number
228307
Author(s)
Laura M. Maruschak; Randy Beavers
Date Published
December 2009
Length
12 pages
Publication Series
Annotation
This BJS report presents 2007 and 2008 yearend data on the number of male and female prisoners infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or had confirmed AIDS.
Abstract
The report presents yearend 2007 and 2008 data from the National Prisoner Statistics and the Deaths in Custody series. The report provides data on the number of female and male prisoners who were infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or had confirmed AIDS. Findings include the number of AIDS-related deaths in state and federal prisons, a profile of those inmates who died in state prison, and a comparison of AIDS rates between prison inmates and the general population. The report also covers the circumstances under which inmates were tested for HIV.

Date Published: December 1, 2009