HIV/AIDS and Incarcerated Women: Policy Implications for Prison Systems within the United States

August 15, 2007

Inmates, particularly women, are afflicted with a concentration of the epidemics that face the general population. The concentration of diseases, sexually transmitted infections, mental disorders, and HIV/AIDS is exponentially higher among inmates and the highest among incarcerated women. While women are not a majority of the inmate population, their concentrated population is plagued with the above mentioned issues at staggering rates- and these women are at increased risk due to the lack of resources consistently and uniformly provided to them in their need.

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