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HIV in Prisons, 2006

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Table 1. Inmates in custody of state or federal prison authorities and reported to be positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or to have confirmed AIDS, 2004-2006

Jurisdiction Total HIV/AIDS casesa            HIV/AIDS cases as a percent of
         total custody populationb


2006 2005 2004 2006 2005 2004

U.S. total
Reportedc 21,980   22,676   22,936     1.7 % 1.7 % 1.8 %
  Comparable reportingd 21,980   22,202   22,448                
      Federal 1,530   1,592   1,680     0.9 % 1.0 % 1.1 %
      State 20,450   21,084   21,256     1.8   1.8   1.8  
  Northeast 6,099   6,456   6,646     3.6 % 3.9 % 4.1 %
    Connecticut 423   463   477     2.2   2.6   2.7  
    Maine 13   10   11     0.6   0.5   0.6  
    Massachusetts 268   221   215     2.5   2.1   2.2  
    New Hampshire 16   21   31     0.6   0.9   1.3  
    New Jersey 612   540   655     2.7   2.3   2.9  
    New York 4,000   4,440   4,500     6.3   7.0   7.0  
    Pennsylvania 697   692   693     1.6   1.7   1.7  
    Rhode Island 58   58   51     1.6   1.7   1.6  
    Vermont 12   11   13     0.7   0.7   0.9  
  Midwest 1,572   1,970   2,025     0.8 % 0.9 % 0.9 %
    Illinois /   474   488     /   1.1   1.1  
    Indiana /   /   /     /   /   /  
    Iowa 42   28   32     0.5   0.3   0.4  
    Kansas 61   34   41     0.7   0.4   0.5  
    Michigan 490   525   575     1.0   1.1   1.2  
    Minnesota 47   41   44     0.6   0.5   0.6  
    Missouri 301   301   294     1.0   1.0   1.0  
    Nebraska 17   19   20     0.4   0.4   0.5  
    North Dakota 3   2   6     0.2   0.2   0.5  
    Ohio 447   410   387     1.0   1.0   0.9  
    South Dakota 14   14   9     0.4   0.4   0.3  
    Wisconsin 150   122   129     0.7   0.6   0.6  
  South 10,950   10,753   10,691     2.1 % 2.2 % 2.1 %
    Alabama 297   268   270     1.2   1.1   1.1  
    Arkansas 98   94   102     0.8   0.8   0.8  
    Delaware 108   124   149     1.5   1.8   2.2  
    Florida 3,412   3,396   3,250     4.1   3.9   3.9  
    Georgia 944   1,042   1,109     1.8   2.1   2.2  
    Kentucky 104   83   74     0.8   0.7   0.6  
    Louisiana 525   488   487     2.5   2.5   2.5  
    Maryland 612   671   792     2.7   3.0   3.4  
    Mississippi 279   302   254     2.4   2.7   2.2  
    North Carolina 688   718   647     1.8   /   1.8  
    Oklahoma 163   136   133     0.9   0.8   0.8  
    South Carolina 454   489   489     2.0   2.2   2.2  
    Tennessee 190   210   215     1.3   1.5   1.5  
    Texas 2,693   2,400   2,405     1.9   1.7   1.7  
    Virginia 368   330   302     1.3   /   1.0  
    West Virginia 15   2   13     0.3   0   0.3  
  West 1,829   1,905   1,894     0.7 % 0.7 % 0.7 %
    Alaska /   /   /     /   /   /  
    Arizona 169   152   155     0.6   0.5   0.5  
    California 1,155   1,249   1,212     0.7   0.7   0.7  
    Colorado 165   148   185     1.0   0.9   1.1  
    Hawaii 15   23   15     0.4   0.6   0.4  
    Idaho 22   26   33     0.5   0.6   0.7  
    Montana 6   6   5     0.3   0.3   0.2  
    Nevada 126   124   116     1.0   1.1   1.1  
    New Mexico 36   25   25     0.5   0.4   0.4  
    Oregon /   /   /     /   /   /  
    Utah 44   38   39     0.9   0.8   0.8  
    Washington 84   107   102     0.5   0.6   0.6  
    Wyoming 7   7   7     0.6   0.6   0.6  

/Not reported.
aCounts published in previous reports may have been revised.
bPercentages are based on custody counts, except for New Mexico for which percentages are based on its yearend jurisdiction count.
cPercentages exclude inmates in jurisdictions that did not report data.
dExcludes data from Illinois, Indiana, Alaska, and Oregon for all 3 years due to incomplete reporting.

Source: National Prisoner Statistics (NPS-1).
  See also Methodology.


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