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The Success of HIV Prison-Based Peer Programming

  • Kimberly Collica
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Abstract

This chapter will assess the numerous benefits HIV peer programs provide to correctional administrators. In addition to providing a cost-effective service to inmate population and increasing inmate knowledge regarding HIV transmission and prevention, HIV prison-based peer programs allow women offenders who worked as peers to obtain marketable job skills, obtain a higher purpose in life, cultivate conventional networks of support, limit the effects of prisonization and maladjustment and increase levels of institutional success (i.e., decreased disciplinary infractions) and post-release success (i.e., reduced recidivism). Findings from a national survey regarding the prevalence of HIV prison-based peer programs are discussed.

Keywords

Female Offender Parole Officer Female Inmate Conventional Activity Social Control Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kimberly Collica
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  1. 1.Justice StudiesBerkeley CollegeWoodland ParkUSA

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