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Updated AIDS Bibliography Published

The ACLU National Prison Project has announced the publication of its 1998 AIDS in Prison Bibliography. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics report HIV in Prisons and Jails, 1995 , the overall rate of AIDS cases among prisoners was more than six times the rate in the general population. From 1991 to 1995 the number of male state prisoners infected with HIV increased 28 percent, while the number of female prisoners infected increased 88 percent.

The 1998 AIDS in Prison Bibliography provides a variety of information on this expanded population of prisoners. The Bibliography includes:

an extensive list of corrections policies on HIV/AIDS, including those of the Federal system and 43 state systems;

a section on HIV/AIDS education materials for prisoners and correctional staff;

citations to more than 200 articles in criminal justice, medical and legal journals;

a directory of community-based organizations that provide services and advocacy for prisoners living with AIDS/HIV.

The 68-page Bibliography is available for $10 prepaid. Please direct orders to: Jackie Walker; AIDS Information Coordinator; ACLU National Prison Project; 1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 410; Washington, DC 20009.

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