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A Failure to Protect: Transgender People in the Criminal Justice System

Feb 5th, 2020
Man in jail

Texas Jail Project has found that only a few LGBTQ people report abuse or neglect to the Jail Commission or to our group, because of the stigma and fear of retribution. A lack of public awareness makes this situation worse, leading some correctional officers to believe that nobody cares about the rights of detainees who are LGBTQ. This article points out that “transgender people are ten times as likely to be sexually assaulted by their fellow inmates and five times as likely to be sexually assaulted by staff. Transgender prisoners also face numerous other challenges behind bars, including denials of medical care and lengthy stays in solitary confinement.”

People Bring Powerful Stories to our Racial Equity Workshop

Dec 30th, 2019

Do you know anyone who feels like the color of their skin made it harder for them to get services or find a job or get legal help? Maybe you yourself have felt the effects of racial bias when trying to get mental health care or when defending yourself in the criminal justice system. Other people of color know what it’s like to be disrespected becuase of their sexual orientation or because of not speaking English. We will record your story at our workshop in Dallas, Saturday, January 18th! Free childcare and snacks, and for more information, please keep reading.