Policy for the Imprisoned, Transgendered

copyright ICTLEP 1993

Prisoner rights were addressed in 2 PROCEEDINGS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSGENDER LAW AND EMPLOYMENT POLICY, pages 3, 134-141 (1993), and in 3 PROCEEDINGS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSGENDER LAW AND EMPLOYMENT POLICY, pages 83-86 (1994), ICTLEP, P.O. Box 1010, Cooperstown, NY 13326, ictlephdq@aol.com .

The Policy for the Imprisoned, Transgendered, adopted at the 2nd ICTLEP conference, August 28, 1993, reads as follows:

Segregation in the interest of the inmate’s safety and dignity shall not deprive any inmate from the rights, privileges and facilities afforded to other general population inmates.

Access to counseling shall be afforded all transgendered inmates and shall include peer support group participation by those from inside the institution and those from outside where possible. Counseling professionals should be qualified with respect to the current standard in gender science.

Transgendered inmates shall be allowed to initiate or to continue hormone therapy, electrolysis and other transgender treatment modalities as prescribed by involved professionals.

The transgendered inmate shall have access to clothing, personal items and cosmetics that are appropriate to the gender presentation of that inmate and appropriate within the institutional setting.

Special care shall be taken not to make a spectacle of transgendered inmates to the amusement of others, or to deny or to deprive transgendered inmates of their dignity.

A process shall be established to afford the hearing of grievances to the above policy items and appropriate resolution shall be made.

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