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HIV in Prisons, 2007-08

Date Published
December 2009
Author(s)
Laura M. Maruschak, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Randy Beavers, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Agencies
BJS
Publication Series
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
Presents yearend 2007 and 2008 data from the National Prisoner Statistics and the Deaths in Custody series.
Abstract

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 Modified: March 28, 2010

Missouri found an error in their original submission for 2008. New data were submitted and pages 1-3, including tables 1-4, were revised.
The total number of inmates held in state or federal prison as of December 31, 2008, who were HIV positive or had confirmed AIDS, was revised to 21,987.

Date Created: August 18, 2009