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  • document cover for Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Toolkit - End the Abuse: Protecting LGBTI Prisoners from Sexual Assault

    Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Toolkit - End the Abuse: Protecting LGBTI Prisoners from Sexual Assault

    “A prison or jail sentence should never include sexual assault. On May 17, 2012, the Department of Justice released the final federal regulations implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). These regulations apply to federal, state and local correctional facilities and lock-ups and include key protections for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) individuals. Despite- or likely because of-the decade-long process leading up to the passage of the final regulations, much confusion remains about how PREA’s protections can be...

  • website preview of How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Helps LGBT Immigrants in Detention

    How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Helps LGBT Immigrants in Detention

    “Protection from sexual abuse in immigration detention is particularly important for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, individuals as they are among the most vulnerable to sexual abuse in confinement. DHS [Department of Homeland Security] introduced PREA [Prison Rape Elimination Act] standards in early March to establish a “zero tolerance standard” for rape and to protect immigrants in detention facilities from sexual abuse. These standards are an important step toward protecting immigrants, but further reforms are still needed” (p...

  • website preview for L G B T I Policy Review and Development Guide

    Policy Review and Development Guide: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Persons in Custodial Settings, 2nd Edition

    "In the first edition of this guide, we aimed to reach out to correctional agencies in order to help them identify, address, and respond to abuse of LGBTI individuals through agency policies and procedures. We hoped to deepen the dialogue between staff and administrators as well as community leaders and criminal justice advocates about strategies to eliminate abuse of LGBTI individuals in custody. The second edition of this guide provides updated key information to correctional agencies about PREA’s impact on...

  • NIC - LGBTI Policy Review and Development Guide: Chapter 3. LGBTI Adults under Custodial Supervision

    "Similar to staff in juvenile facilities, many adult correctional professionals are ill prepared to work with inmates who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI), and most agencies do not have policies or provide training for staff related to working with LGBTI inmates. Without essential policies and training, staff members are unprepared to provide safe and professional care to this population, especially given the challenges that LGBTI inmates present in securing safe housing and medical and mental health care."

  • Promoting Prison Rape: Shortsighted Policies Put Trans Prisoners at Risk of Sexual Assault (2016)

    "For the past three years a bitter battle has waged between the transgender inmates of FCI Petersburg and prison administrators. On the prisoners’ side, calls for hormone therapy, counseling, female commissary products (e.g., makeup, fragrance, bras, underwear, etc.), hair removal, and even SRS have been advanced. The trans prisoners simply want gender congruence; for their internal and external selves to be the same."