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Transgender Inmates in California's Prisons: An Empirical Study of a Vulnerable Population

Publication year: 2009

Library ID

  • 023832


Other Information

  • 2009
  • 94 pages.
Copies of overheads are provided for a presentation about issues surrounding the incarceration of transgender individuals. Topics covered include: backdrop for research; six good reasons to study transgender inmates; “transgender” means different things to different communities; major findings of the California prison study; demographic profile; aggregate prevalence rate; prevalence by characteristics of transgender inmates; prevalence by characteristics of prisons; prevalence by housing assignments; prevalence by social-interactional factor (i.e., lived experiences in prison); and beyond prevalence -- further considerations.