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Transgender inmates

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 168

Jake Blight
ISBN 0 642 24182 1 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, September 2000


There is an identified need to have appropriate policies and procedures in place for the management of transgender inmates. Although there is currently only a small number of transgender inmates in the Australian prison system, they are at a higher risk of assault and self harm. This report provides a definition of transgender, and outlines identified issues for corrective services, including the choice of institution, hormonal and surgical intervention, and the need for further research and the development of consistent policies.

*Please note, this paper refers to a longer report. The longer report is not available.