Transgender and behind bars: In a prison of their own bodies

One letter led to another, and another, until a story began to form. Corresponding with transgender inmates for over a year has revealed several systemic issues as well as controversial topics of debate.

Their struggle and the debate

Transgender inmates face high rates of sexual assault and denial of the healthcare they say they need. Whether or not they should get this medical treatment is the subject of controversy.

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Their stories

Transgender people come from varying backgrounds, but often experience the same struggles. Learn more about their personal journeys.

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Their letters

The transgender inmate population is often forgotten about. Read some of their letters to hear, in their words, what life is like behind bars.

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