ERIC Number: ED298393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
AIDS in Correctional Facilities: Issues and Options. Issues and Practices in Criminal Justice. Third Edition.
Hammett, Theodore M.
This document, written for officials involved in making and implementing decisions regarding the correctional response to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), provides the most current figures and trend data on the incidence of AIDS among incarcerated offenders. The stated purpose of this document is to be informational rather than prescriptive. It reviews both the policy options and the range of correctional practice with respect to testing, housing, medical care, and education programs. Current information on costs is summarized and the status of relevant legal issues and recent litigation is discussed. Data presented in the document were gathered from these sources: responses to a national mail questionnaire; site visits to five correctional systems; aggregate data from the Centers for Disease Control; interviews with medical authorities and correctional officials; and an extensive literature review. Chapter topics include: (1) essential medical information; (2) the epidemiology of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and AIDS in correctional facilities and the population at large; (3) education and training; (4) HIV antibody screening and testing; (5) medical, psychosocial, and correctional management issues; and (6) confidentiality, legal issues, and labor relations issues. Appendices include Centers for Disease Control guidelines, examples of correctional AIDS policies, and a resource list. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Justice.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.