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PREA and LGBTI Rights
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This recent American Jail Association article, PREA and LGBTI Rights by Terry Schuster, focuses on the risk of sexual victimization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) inmates in correctional institutions and provides guidance for ensuring LGBTI inmates do not become victims of sexual abuse and harassment.

From the AJA article:

“Because lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) inmates are particularly at risk for sexual victimization in these settings, the [PREA] rules require States to adopt fairly progressive policies to protect these inmates from abuse and harassment...More than any other group, male-to-female transgender inmates (trans women) who are housed with men are at risk for sexual victimization and harassment in jails and prisons. A 2007 report found that trans women were 13 times more likely than other inmates to be sexually assaulted while in confinement and also far more likely to be sexually assaulted on multiple occasions.”

Topics addressed in this article include: The Transgender Inmate; LGBTI Teenagers; Punishment of Consensual Sex; and PREA as a Catalyst.

Access the full article

For additional information from NIC on PREA and LGBTI Offenders

Posted Wed, May 28 2014 2:35 PM by Susan Powell


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