Transgender people are incarcerated and arrested at disproportionate rates leading to interaction with the criminal legal system raising multiple legal issues concerning their healthcare and housing. This workshop will discuss current and historical cases concerning constitutional and statutory rights for this special population, policies and operating procedures, and what prison and jail systems can and should do to provide care and keep those in their custody safe.
- Discuss constitutional and statutory rights of incarcerated transgender people
- Review statistics on transgender people and the criminal legal system
- Debate policies adopted by different states that address the needs of transgender people in their custody