Our guide outlines how transgender people can advocate for themselves while in custody in California. Topics covered include health care, housing and privacy, identification and gender changes, reporting assault and abuse, and how to file a lawsuit.
In March 2016, Transgender Law Center drafted a housing policy regarding transgender people in custody in conjunction with TGI Justice Project, TAJA’s Coalition, and the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, UCSF. The proposed policy was drafted as part of advocacy efforts with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department and it proposes to house transgender people according to their gender identity, unless they object based on concerns for their safety. If you would like more information about this policy, please email Flor Bermudez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dignity and Justice For All – a coalition comprised of Equality California , Just Detention International , National Center for Lesbian Rights, Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project, and Transgender Law Center – makes the following recommendations based on the testimony presented at the Senate Committee on Public Safety’s Informational Hearing on Issues Facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inmates in California Prisons, on December 11, 2008.
Written testimony submitted to the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission detailing the ways in which transgender prisoners face harassment and discrimination and common sense recommendations that the Commission can take to improve conditions for transgender prisoners.
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An open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people.
Transgender Law Center’s Detention Project works to end the abuses transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people experience in prisons, jails, immigration detention, state hospitals, and other forms of detention, and at the hands of law enforcement.