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Christopher Mathias

New York's Largest Jail To Open Housing Unit For Transgender Women | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- The country’s second-largest jail will open a housing unit this week for transgender women, officials announced Tuesday, in a historic e...

The Controversial Ruling That Could Put This Transgender Inmate's Life In Danger

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A transgender prison inmate in Ohio wants a federal judge to order the state to allow her hormone treatments to continue, sayi...

Minority Transgender People And The Legal System: Addressing The Failure To Provide Equality

Toni Newman | Posted 02.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Since writing my book and describing the injustices I faced within the legal system, I have received letters from transgender inmates within the prison system. Their individual stories are very sad and disheartening. The legal system does not provide equal rights for transgender persons.

WATCH: Transgender Inmates Get Their Own Facility

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.13.2012 | Los Angeles

Transgender people face prejudice and fear in everyday life, but being transgender in prison puts you at an increased risk for violence, rape and emot...

Cook County Jail Takes Progressive Transgender Policy

Posted 06.07.2011 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times In a Windy City Times exclusive, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced that Cook County Ja...