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U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Transgender Offender Manual (2018)

To ensure the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) properly identifies, tracks, and provides services to the transgender population.

Program Objectives. Expected results of this program are:

  • This policy is meant to provide guidance to staff in dealing with the unique issues that arise when working with transgender inmates.
  • Institutions ensure transgender inmates can access programs and services that meet their needs as appropriate, and prepare them to return to the community.
  • Sufficient resources will be allocated to deliver appropriate services to transgender inmates.
  • Staff will be offered training, enabling them to work effectively with transgender inmates.
  • To support staff’s understanding of the increased risk of suicide, mental health issues and victimization of transgender inmates.

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