Sunday, January 29th, 2017

The Abuse of the Transgendered in Immigration Detention


"Do you know who I would not want to be? A transgendered person in a federal detention facility awaiting an immigration court hearing or a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals.  Such persons may be held in "administrative segregation" for no other reason than their transgendered status.  This could mean isolation from other inmates and no social interaction.  They may be subject to being handcuffed during immigration court proceedings.  And they will have no lawyer unless they can afford one themselves or a lawyer volunteers to represent them." - Geoffrey Hoffman, June 6, 2012.