Posts Tagged ‘prison services’

Aging In Prison: A RealHealth Article Includes Perspective From HVCS

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Jennifer Brathwaite, our Director of Education and Prevention, is quoted in this two-part article on aging in prison on

This a lengthy yet eye-opening article that is well worth the read. Jennifer’s contributing quotes appear in Part Two.

Here’s an excerpt:

Brathwaite finds that sometimes formerly incarcerated seniors may not be aware and educated about issues concerning HIV. “While I wouldn’t want to stereotype or put everyone in the same group, I think that with our older population, there is less knowledge or access to information that’s current about the advancements in this area and in what we know about HIV, hep C, STIs [sexually transmitted infections], infectious disease transmission and things like that,” she observes. “I think there’s still a lot of stigma, specifically around HIV, and a lack of knowledge about how the virus is transmitted.”

Part One

Part Two


Otisville PACE Team Holds Food Drive for HVCS

Friday, June 1st, 2018

These are photos of a recent food and toiletry drive held for HVCS. The surprising part? The drive was organized by members of the Otisville Correctional Facility’s Prisoners for AIDS Counseling and Education (PACE) program. Instead of holding a walk-a-thon and asking fellow inmates to donate cash, they collected these non-perishables. They were so dedicated to their annual PACE Walk that they held it in heavy rain on May 19th! Thanks to the PACE team at Otisville–you’re inspiring!