Advocates Warn Trump Admin’s Federal Prison Policy Endangers Transgender Inmates
June 21, 2018

“A coalition of human rights organizations are warning the head of the nation’s federal prison system that the Trump-era rollback of protections for transgender prisoners puts those inmates at risk.

“The Bureau of Prisons instituted a policy this year that houses inmates according to the gender assigned them at birth, saying exceptions should only be made ‘in rare cases.’ More than 100 civil and human rights organizations signed on to a letter this week asking BOP to adhere to ‘basic human decency,’ the U.S. Constitution, and prison rape standards by housing inmates based on their individual needs.”

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