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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 202293     Find in a Library
Title: HIV in Prisons, 2001
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Laura M. Maruschak
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 01/2004
Page Count: 7
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report provides the number of HIV-positive and active AIDS cases among prisoners held in each State and the Federal prison system at yearend 2001.
Abstract: The annual report includes data on the number of AIDS-related deaths, a breakdown for women and men with AIDS, and comparisons to AIDS rates in the general population. Historical data on AIDS cases are presented from 1995 and on AIDS deaths from 1991. Highlights include the following: Between 2000 and 2001 the number of HIV-positive prisoners decreased about 5 percent, while the overall prison population grew 1.1 percent over the same period; at yearend 2001, 3.2 percent of all female State prison inmates were HIV positive, compared to 2.0 percent of males; the number of AIDS-related deaths in State prisons decreased 75 percent from 1995 to 2001.
Main Term(s): Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics ; Federal correctional facilities ; State correctional facilities ; AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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