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"It's War in Here": A Report on the Treatment of Transgender and Intersex People in New York State's Men Prisons (Sylvia Rivera Law Project) (2007)

  • Organization: Sylvia Rivera Law Project
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
  • Submitted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
  • Attachment(s): LINK

The report draws on interviews with imprisoned transgender people and their advocates to document the widespread harassment, physical and sexual abuse, discrimination, and violence that transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming people face inside state custody. It's War in Here illustrates the cycles of poverty and discrimination that result in so many transgender and gender non-conforming people being poor, homeless, and imprisoned, and is a valuable resource in educating policy-makers, attorneys, service providers, and community organizations about this urgent issue.

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