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Transgender inmates



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.

Cite article

Blight J 2000. Transgender inmates. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 168. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi168