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LGBTI Persons in Custody and Under Supervision

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This webpage has been developed in an effort to provide current and useful information to correctional agencies regarding the safe and respectful management of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons in custody and under supervision. Relying on a best practices approach, this information will enable correctional and supervising staff to make better decisions about the safety, security, treatment, and care of LGBTI persons by providing academic, cultural, and legal perspectives of the issues that make this group unique.

Changes in federal and state legislation, court decisions, settlement agreements, and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards are important factors in the management of LGBTI persons and should be carefully reviewed in consideration of policy development. 

Agencies wishing to participate in training and/or examine and improve their response to the management of LGBTI persons may apply for limited, short-term technical assistance to aid their efforts.

Please visit our LGBTI Policy Review and Development Guide microsite to continue researching this topic: https://info.nicic.gov/lgbti/

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