Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
HIV Prevention with LatinosTheory, Research, and Practice$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kurt C. Organista

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199764303

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764303.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 15 December 2019

HIV Risk and Prevention for Latinos in Jails and Prisons

HIV Risk and Prevention for Latinos in Jails and Prisons

Chapter:
(p.205) 12 HIV Risk and Prevention for Latinos in Jails and Prisons
Source:
HIV Prevention with Latinos
Author(s):

Megan Comfort

Carmen Albizu-García

Timoteo Rodriguez

Carlos Molina III

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764303.003.0012

Literature has developed on how correctional environments contribute to HIV risk for people while they are behind bars and after they are released, and for people who are not incarcerated but experience the incarceration of their loved ones, family members, and neighbors. However, literature on Latinos in the criminal justice system (CJS) is sparse, which is unfortunate given their overrepresentation. This chapter provides a review of HIV risk for incarcerated people, their kin and community members, as well as HIV testing and treatment inside of correctional facilities. Throughout, studies specific to Latinos are highlighted. The chapter also delves into the literature on California Latino prison mafias, to consider their possible role in HIV prevention and risk. The context of injection drug use (IDU) in Puerto Rico, inside and outside of the CJS, is also reviewed and discussed.

Keywords:   prison, criminal justice system, prison mafia, drug use, overrepresentation, HIV testing, HIV treatment

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .