The Issues Facing Queer Prisoners Print
  • Violence and harassment from guards and inmates based on sexual identity

  • Lack of access to medications and treatment for HIV+ prisoners

  • Denial of access to reduced or free travel for partners of queer inmates (provided to partners of straight inmates under the Assisted Prison Visits program)

  • Transgendered inmates face being forced into a cellblock of a gender they do not identify with; i.e. a male-turned-female who identified as a woman is placed in a male cellblock.