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June 2014 - National Jail Exchange

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    PREA and LGBTI Rights

    By Terri Schuster This article focuses on both the basic and the more progressive best practices available for safely managing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LBGTI) inmates. Effective management sometimes means that stereotypes need to be torn down through education and training. For example, LBGTI inmates are far more likely to be victims of abuse in jail than to be the perpetrators, despite beliefs to the contrary among some corrections personnel. Transgender inmates in particular...
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