"It's a War in Here" Study on Trans People in Prison
The main purpose of this report is to serve as a first step toward understanding the treatment of transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex people in New York State men’s prisons. The report does not seek to convey one unifying, definitive experience, or even to fully represent the experiences of the interviewees. Rather, its central objectives are to describe some of the daily realities faced by a number of SRLP’s clients; to outline some of the reasons why transgender people are dispro- portionately poor, homeless, and imprisoned; and to propose pragmatic recom- mendations to improve their treatment and decrease their overrepresentation in the criminal justice system.
From the Sylvia Rivera Law Project