Aug. 01, 2012:

Disconnected: Incarceration Cuts You Off From Your Social Network -- and HIV Thrives on That

Most people are not surprised to learn that HIV infections cluster in jail and prison inmates. At any given time, there are over 2.2 million adults in U.S. jails and prisons, and one of every seven HIV-infected Americans are released from these facilities each year.1 Correctional facilities are holding places for those among the most economically and socially disadvantaged in the U.S.

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SIRR v1.0
(May 25, 2012)


The Serving the Incarcerated and Recently Released (SIRR) Collaboration started in December of 2009. The SIRR Collaboration built upon work conducted as part of the local discharge planning pilot project between The Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Houston Area Community Services, Legacy Community Health Services and the Houston Ryan White Part A Grants Administration.

SIRR continues to bring together a diverse group of providers and community advocates to attempt to improve the pathway from incarceration to freeworld and reduce recidivism