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HIV & Incarceration
  • Correctional authorities reported that 22,028 State inmates and 1,631 Federal inmates were HIV positive in 2003.
  • States with the highest percentages of HIV-positive prisoners are New York (7.6%), Maryland (4.2%) and Texas (3.9%) with HIV prevalence among prisoners-- more than 20 times that in the non-incarcerated population.
  • Recent estimates suggest that up to 25% of people living with HIV pass through the correctional system every year.
Returning Prisoners
  • Correctional authorities reported that 22,028 State inmates and 1,631 Federal inmates were HIV positive in 2003.
  • States with the highest percentages of HIV-positive prisoners are New York (7.6%), Maryland (4.2%) and Texas (3.9%) with HIV prevalence among prisoners-- more than 20 times that in the non-incarcerated population.
  • Recent estimates suggest that up to 25% of people living with HIV pass through the correctional system every year.
Re-entry in Maryland
  • 6 out of 10 released inmates return to Baltimore City.
  • Return is concentrated in six Baltimore communities, which each received 159 to 277 prisoners: Southwest Baltimore, Greater Rosemont, Sandtown-Winchester/Harlem Park, Greenmount East, Clifton-Berea, and Southern Park Heights.
  • In 2001, 17 percent of Maryland inmates took part in educational or vocational programs, 45 percent had work assignments such as sanitation or food service, 7 percent participated in a work-release program, and 31 percent were in no programmatic or work activities
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