Protecting the LGBT Incarcerated

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Cecelia Chung testified before a U.S. Justice Department panel about being sexually assaulted in San Francisco County Jail in the mid-1990s.

With jails and prisons federally mandated to curb sexual assaults against homosexual and transgender inmates, a handful of correctional facilities have emerged at the forefront of innovative practices designed to protect what is one of the most vulnerable groups behind bars.

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC), citing studies that show lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inmates are 13 to 20 times more likely to be . . .

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