To keep me safe from harm? Transgender prisoners and the experience of imprisonment

Edney, Richard 2004, To keep me safe from harm? Transgender prisoners and the experience of imprisonment, Deakin law review, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 327-338.

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Title To keep me safe from harm? Transgender prisoners and the experience of imprisonment
Author(s) Edney, Richard
Journal name Deakin law review
Volume number 9
Issue number 2
Start page 327
End page 338
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Burwood, Vic.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1321-3660
Keyword(s) human rights
prisoners
transsexuals
violence
Summary The experience of imprisonment for a transgender person is often a terrifying one. He or she is extremely vulnerable in such an environment from sexual violence from other prisoners. In addition, he or she may be exposed to inadequate or inappropriate medical care. Consequently transgender prisoners are often denied the protection offered by role of law. A significant reason for this treatment is the erasure of the transgender experience in informing the nature of the prison regime. In particular, the failure to give sufficient weight to gender self identification by transgender prisoners exposes them to risks which other prisoners do not have to endure. It is suggested that the only way to reduce such harm is through the cultivation of a prison regime based upon the lives of transgender prisoners.
Language eng
Field of Research 160202 Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002825

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Law
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