While much of the available data on LGBT inmates comes from the United States , Amnesty International maintains records of known incidents internationally in which LGBT prisoners and those perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender have suffered torture, ill-treatment and violence at the hands of fellow inmates as well as prison officials. Policy, policing and the criminal justice system have historically perpetrated violence upon marginalized populations, like the queer community. See Sodomy laws in the United States. Many LGBT inmates who are able, even those who are openly gay outside of prison, stay in the closet with their sexual identities while imprisoned, because inmates who are known or perceived as gay, especially lesbians and gay men with stereotypical butch or effeminate characteristics, respectively, face "a very high risk of sexual abuse". The Los Angeles County Men's jail segregates openly gay and transgender inmates, however, only if they are openly gay and if the staff that is inspecting them perceives them to be gay or trans enough for segregation. Even through attempts from gay and trans men trying to seek a safer place, the jail only segregates those that fit into their definition of gay and trans, often only accepting those they deem vulnerable enough.
Transgender inmate moved to Illinois women’s prison after alleging years of abuse - Chicago Tribune
There Was No Obstruction. Is the Federal Government a Loan Shark? Blue-on-Blue Violence. Where is the last place on earth you would lock up a predator? And what if the individual is a convicted sex offender, wife beater, or stalker? No matter, the person must still be treated according to his or her gender-identity preference.
The Guidelines For Protection Of Transgender Prisoners Just Got Rewritten
THE number of transgender prisoners has risen again to - with more than 20 men identifying as women now thought to be in female-only jails. New figures released by the Ministry of Justice show the growing scale of the practice despite the high profile case of trans rapist Karen White who attacked two inmates after being moved to a women's prison. The report reveals that the overwhelming majority of transgender prisoners in the UK are men now identifying as women or other genders, at of the It also revealed 42 of the prisoners are in women's jails with 22 of these now identifying as female - suggesting they were originally men. Around four-fifths of those identified last year - 99 - were men identifying as women while 23 were women now living as men - with the latter figure remaining the same this year.
Please refresh the page and retry. T he number of transgender prisoners transitioning from men to women is at record levels raising new questions over how jails cope with the surge. More than male inmates in jails in England and Wales now identify as female, double the figure two years ago, according to Ministry of Justice figures.