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Catherine Hanssens

"This document outlines a range of policy solutions that would go a long way towards addressing discriminatory and abusive policing practices, improving conditions for LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] prisoners and immigrants in detention, de-criminalizing HIV, and preventing LGBT youth from coming in contact with the system in the first place " (p. 6). Sections contained in this report include: introduction and summary; policing and law enforcement; prisons—discrimination and violence inside prions and related facilities, health and nutrition, access to programming, and placement within prison facilities; immigration; criminalization of youth; criminalization of HIV; and drivers of incarceration—drug policy, collateral consequences of criminalization and incarceration, criminalization of poverty and homelessness, lack of access to ID and social services for transgender people, and criminalization of sex work and responses to trafficking in persons.

A Roadmap for Change: Federal Policy Recommendations for Addressing the Criminalization of LGBT People and People Living with HIV Cover
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