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One Pronoun at a Time: The Struggle for Transgender Health in the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Christopher Zoukis

What many on the outside looking in don't realize is that this isn't about "special" treatment. For people with gender dysphoria (a diagnosis recognized in the DSM-V), physiological and psychological treatment is medically necessary. These things are not optional, but even so it's been a battle to make them available in prisons.

The Right to Write: How the Disciplinary System Comes down on Incarcerated Writers

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 12.23.2014 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

While I might not be able to protect myself, you, the American people can. I'm nothing but an inmate. That I know. But I'm an inmate who is willing to force an issue in the public sphere.

Break the Chains: America Is Ripe for Prison Reform

Michael J. McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael J. McCarthy

America's penal system needs a top-to-bottom overhaul -- and a movement of people ready to do something about it is taking shape nicely.