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Publication HIV in Prisons, 2003

Laura M. Maruschak, Bureau of Justice Statistics

September 1, 2005    NCJ 210344

Provides the number of HIV-positive and active AIDS cases among state and federal prisoners at yearend 2003. This annual bulletin reports the number of AIDS-related deaths in prisons, a profile of those inmates who died, the number of female and male prisoners who were HIV-positive, and a comparison of AIDS rates for the general and prisoner populations. Historical data on AIDS cases are presented from 1998 and on AIDS deaths from 1995.


  • Between 2002 and 2003 the number of HIV-positive prisoners decreased less than 1%, while the overall prison population grew 1.6% during the same period.
  • At yearend 2003, 2.8% of all female state prison inmates were HIV positive, compared to 1.9% of males
  • In 2003, 282 prisoners died from AIDS-related causes -- 268 state inmates and 14 federal inmates.

Part of the HIV in Prisons and Jails Series

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Mortality in Correctional Institutions (MCI) (Formerly Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP))

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