Prison Puppet Master Pataki
PUPPET Glenn Goord
-- New York State's Prison Head
Allows HIV / AIDS and HCV to Flourish in NY's Prisons
Lack of coherent Education
PRISONS ARE A HOTBED FOR INFECTIOUS
Let's look at the facts:
- 2 million people are in prison or jails
in the US.
- More than 22 million each year are released
back into our communities.
- Approximately 75% of those incarcerated
are people of color.
- Approximately 83% of AIDS cases in NY
occur in communities of color
- The "war on drugs" has created
an addicted prison population. 60% of federal prisoners were
incarcerated for drug offenses in 1993
- Through March 1994, 93% of AIDS patients
in NY's prisons were inmates with histories of injection drug
- NYS has the lrgest known population of
HIV+ inmates. In 1999, over 7,000 inmates were infected with
HIV or 10% of the total population of 70,000.
- The AIDS rate is seven times higher in
state and federal prisons than in the general U.S. population.
- NYS had recorded 2,186 prison deaths from
AIDS through September 1996.
- In 1993, 12% of men and 20% of women were
HIV positive upon entry to NY state prisons.
- Seventeen percent of people living with
HIV/AIDS have spent time in the U.S. correctional system.
- Former prisoners surveyed in NY reported
use of makeshift devices for sefer sex such as fingers of latex
gloves when condoms were not available.
"Access to the most
current therapies is uneven,
counseling and testing programs fail to identify large numbers
of inmates with HIV infection,
condoms are unavailable, data is woefully lacking, and there
is little oversight or enforcement of existing regulations."
-- Pataki's AIDS Advisory Council
Day of Action Against Substandard HEALTHCARE Inside PRISONS
NOON @ Pataki's Office
633 Third Avenue between
East 40th and 41st Street
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