Where the Margins Meet: A Demographic Assessment of Transgender Inmates in Men's Prisons
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Oct. 12, 2012
ANNOTATION: This “research provides the first systematic empirical portrayal of a population that is exceptionally vulnerable by virtue of being both transgender and incarcerated. The focus is on demographic and well-being factors that characterize this population in ways that render it distinct from other inmate populations as well as populations of people who are not incarcerated” (p. 6). Findings are reported for education and employment, marital status, health (including metal health, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS status), sex work, homelessness, victimization, and self and identity (continuity in terms of presenting as female, gender identity, sexual orientation, and sexual attraction). Transgender inmates are marginalized socially and economically in ways that are “drastically disproportionate” compared to other prison populations.