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BJS Releases HIV in Prisons, 2021 – Statistical Tables

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BJS Releases HIV in Prisons, 2021 – Statistical Tables

The Bureau of Justice Statistics, a division of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, today released HIV in Prisons, 2021 – Statistical Tables. This report provides data on persons in the custody of state and federal correctional authorities who were known to be living with HIV in 2021.

“While about one percent of persons in state and federal prison were living with HIV, testing and monitoring remain important to assess long-term trends,” said Dr. Alex Piquero, Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

The report presents national- and jurisdiction-level estimates of the number and rate of prisoners living with HIV while in the custody of state and federal correctional authorities. Jurisdictional data on HIV testing practices during intake, while in custody and during discharge planning are also included.

Title: HIV in Prisons, 2021 – Statistical Tables (NCJ 305379)

Author: Laura M. Maruschak, BJS Statistician


The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Alexis R. Piquero, PhD, is the director.

About the Office of Justice Programs

The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law.

More information about OJP and its components can be found at


CONTACT: OJP Media at [email protected]

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