Ten Senators Demand Answers on Trans Prisoners
There are few people more vulnerable in society today than incarcerated transgender people. They are ten times more likely to be sexually assaulted by others held in prison and five times more likely to be sexually assaulted by staff, according to our US Transgender Survey. These figures are in line with the Department of Justice’s own numbers, which show transgender people face sexual violence at nine times the rate of the general prison population.
They are denied adequate medical care and held for prolonged periods in solitary confinement. They face routine physical and verbal abuse, and their demands for safety are too frequently silenced by a system that refuses to follow the law. Read more...