Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Use of Restrictive Housing in U.S. Prisons and Jails, 2011-12

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Uncategorized

Provides the percentage of prison and jail inmates currently held in solitary confinement or administrative segregation, those who had spent time in such housing during the past 12 months, and the total time spent in restrictive housing. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


The Number of Veterans that Use VA Health Care Services: A Fact Sheet

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Uncategorized,Veterans

Provides statistical table with trends since 2001 in the number of veterans, VA-enrolled veterans, and veterans using VA health care during the year.    From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


S.1947 A Bill to Rename the Government Printing Office the Government Publishing Office, and for Other Purposes

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations,Uncategorized

Redesignates the Government Printing Office as the Government Publishing Office to better cite the range of contemporary responsibilities of the agency.  The Public Printer would become the Director of the Government Publishing Office.  From the Federal Digital System


Health Benefits for Members of Congress and Certain Congressional Staff

Categories: Congress,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Uncategorized

This report summarizes the provisions of the final rules relating to health benefits for members of Congress and their staffs, and describes how it affects current and retired members and congressional staff.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses: 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Uncategorized

Reports on key findings from the 2012 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, including types of injuries and illnesses, time lost, industries and occupations involved, incidence rates, and more.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Malaria Cases in U.S. Reach 40-Year High

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Uncategorized

1925 cases of malaria were reported in the U.S. in 2011, a 14% increase over 2010.  Also describes what causes the disease and how to prevent it.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Estimated Percentages and Characteristics of Men Who Have Sex with Men and Use Injection Drugs, United States, 1999-2011

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Statistics,Uncategorized


Part of the surveillance system for tracking vulnerability to and transmission routes for human immunodefiency virus (HIV).  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2011: National Estimates of Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,Uncategorized

Reports a 29% increase in the number of drug-related ED visits involving illicit drugs between 209 and 2011.  Also covers nonmedical use of prescription drugs and drugs/alcohol taken together.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


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