NY City Lens: The Most Pressing Issue for Incarcerated Women: Sex Abuse and Harassment

“Advocates also sounded the alarm about the sexual abuse and harassment of transgender women in New York City facilities. Dany Greene of the LGBTQ Defense Project at The Bronx Defenders testified that transgender women are still being housed in male jails at Riker’s Island.  Conversely, even if they are housed correctly, according to their gender identity, transgender women are often moved to a male facility as punishment by corrections department staff, Greene reported.”

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