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Federal prisons add more protections, access to health care for transgender inmates

Friday, February 11, 2022

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has updated its Transgender Offender Manual. It is recommended that housing assignments be made with an individual’s gender identity, rather than their sex assigned at birth, in mind. Under the new guidelines, BOP staff are also required to use inmates’ preferred pronouns, and a pathway to receive gender-affirming surgery while incarcerated has been cleared. Read more HERE.