Standing With LGBT Prisoners: An Advocate’s Guide to Ending Abuse and Combating Imprisonment

Source: Jody Marksamer and Harper Jean Tobin, National Center For Transgender Equality, 2014

….This is a resource to help introduce LGBT and allied activists to a range of issues that affect LGBT people behind bars, and prepare you to advocate for policies that will protect the safety, health, and rights of all LGBT people who may find themselves imprisoned. The bulk of this toolkit is focused on advocacy to improve conditions for LGBT people in jails, prisons and other confinement facilities. While taking immediate actions to protect LGBT people from some of the worst harms they face behind bars is critical, we believe reforming jails and prisons can never be a complete solution. …. Chapter 6 of this toolkit offers some suggestions for doing the important work of combating mass incarceration….