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Document 028160
A Roadmap for Change: Federal Policy Recommendations for Addressing the Criminalization of LGBT People and People Living with HIV
By Hanssens, Catherine; Moodie-Mills, Aisha C.; Ritchie, Andrea J.; Spade, Dean; Vaid, Urvashi. Public Welfare Foundation (Washington, DC); Ford Foundation (New York, NY); Arcus Foundation (New York, NY). Columbia Law School. Center for Gender and Sexuality Law (New York, NY).
"This document outlines a range of policy solutions that would go a long way towards addressing discriminatory and abusive policing practices, improving conditions for LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] prisoners and immigrants in detention, de-criminalizing HIV, and preventing LGBT youth from coming in contact with the system in the first place " (p. 6). Sections contained in this report include: introduction and summary; policing and law enforcement; prisons—discrimination and viol... Read More
84 pages
Document 028159
Infographic: Why Are So Many LGBT People and People Living with HIV Behind Bars?
By Moodie-Mills, Aisha C.. Center for American Progress (Washington, DC).
This is an excellent illustration of why there are a significant number of HIV positive lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals housed in correctional facilities. Elements of this infographic are drivers of incarceration, harms faced within the system, and lasting consequences.... Read More
Document 027943
Prisoners with HIV/AIDS [Parts 1 and 2]
Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE) Law Enforcement Legal Center (Chicago, IL).
This article is a great overview of the legal issues related to prisoners that test positive for the HIV virus and those with AIDS. “Prisoners with HIV/AIDS are ubiquitous in today’s lockups, detention centers, jails, and prisons. Courts have addressed a variety of issues over the years about the treatment and handling of such prisoners. This two-part article takes a brief look at five specific areas that have come up fairly frequently” (p. 301). Part 1 begins with an introduction to the issue ... Read More
17 pages
Document 029600
A Systematic Review of HIV Prevention Interventions Targeting Women with Criminal Justice Involvement
By Azhar, Sameena V.; Berringer, Kathryn R.; Epperson, Matthew W..
Anyone working with female offenders should read this systematic review of 13 studies from 1980 to 2014. It provides a very good look at effective HIV prevention interventions for justice-involved women. "As compared with interventions without an explicit theoretical orientation, interventions using a social cognitive theory or motivational interviewing orientation were more efficacious. Interventions delivered fully or partially in the community setting were also more efficacious than those del... Read More
37 pages
Document 029541
Optimization of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Treatment During Incarceration: Viral Suppression at the Prison Gate
By Meyer, Jaimie P.; Cepeda, Javier; Wu, Johnny; Trestman, Robert L.; Altice, Frederick L.; Springer, Sandra A.. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access (Bethesda, MD).
This is an excellent article that explains how the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in a correctional setting can positively impact the viral suppression of incarcerated individuals with HIV. "Though just one-third of HIV-infected prisoners receiving ART entered correctional facilities with viral suppression, HIV treatment was optimized during incarceration, resulting in the majority achieving viral suppression by release. Treatment for HIV within prison is facilitated by a highly structured ... Read More
9 pages
Document 028497
Condom Distribution in U.S. Correctional Facilities and Canada
Aids Foundation of Chicago (AFC). Harm Reduction in Prison Coalition (Chicago, IL).
This is an excellent document that provides information about how correctional facilities provide condoms within their walls. "Five cities or counties have condom distribution programs in their jails: Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington DC, and two states, Vermont and Mississippi, have condom distribution programs in their prisons" (p. 1). Also included is information gotten from the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) about their issuance of condoms.... Read More
3 pages
Document 029537
Condom Distribution in Jail to Prevent HIV Infection
By Leibowitz, Arleen A.; Harawa, Nina; Sylla, Mary; Hallstrom, Christopher C.; Kerndt, Peter R..
"To determine if a structural intervention of providing one condom a week to inmates in the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail MSM [men who sex with men] unit reduces HIV transmissions and net social cost, we estimated numbers of new HIV infections (1) when condoms are available; and (2) when they are not … The discounted future medical costs averted due to fewer HIV transmissions exceed program costs, so condom distribution in jail reduces total costs." (p. 2695).... Read More
8 pages
Document 028425
Correctional Facilities as Partners in Reducing HIV Disparities
By Rich, Josiah D.; DiClemente, Ralph; Levy, Judith; Lyda, Karen; Ruiz, Monica; Rosen, David L.; Dumont, Dora. Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network (Pittsburgh, PA); CFAR Collaboration on HIV in Corrections (CFAR-CHIC) (Pittsburgh, PA).
"The U.S. now has the highest incarceration rate in the world. The majority of prison and jail inmates come from predominantly nonwhite and medically underserved communities. Although incarceration has adverse effects on both individual and community health, prisons and jails have also been used successfully as venues to provide health services to people with HIV who frequently lack stable health care. We review demographic trends shaping the difficulties in providing care to incarcerated people... Read More
8 pages
Document 011671
Chronic Care Clinics: Protocols and Clinic Procedures
By Hipkens, James H.; Krause, Kathryn; Lamarre, Madeleine. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Georgia Dept. of Corrections (Atlanta, GA).
Chronic care clinic procedures and protocols are provided for the following areas: cardiovascular, diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal, hypertension, infectious disease, seizure, pulmonary, tuberculosis infection, and men's and women's wellness clinics. The document, "Drug Formulary," by the Georgia Department of Corrections is included.... Read More
153 p.
Document 010860
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 24-26, 1993, Denver, Colorado
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
The theme of this year's Large Jail Network meeting focuses on the problem of airborne and blood-borne pathogens in jails. The conference opens with a presentation on tuberculosis and infectious diseases, followed by sessions on dealing with blood-borne and airborne pathogens, exposure control plans, training programs, and rising health care costs in jails. Brief findings are provided from NIJ's AIDS survey.... Read More
36 p.
Document 009714
Health and Safety in the Prison Environment
By Norman, Bonnie. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Oregon Dept. of Corrections. Health Services Division (Salem, OR).
The purpose of this four-hour training seminar is to orient all new health care employees to, and refresh existing employees in, health and safety issues that will reduce staff and inmate risk of exposure to environmental hazards, communicable diseases and physical injury. Three components of the training are: 1) safety; 2) communicable diseases; and 3) sanitation. The teaching format is comprised of lecture, discussion, active participation, and testing. The training package consists of a one-v... Read More
67 p.
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