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Articles by Elliot Oberholtzer
- The dismal state of transgender incarceration policies
We evaluated the current transgender and gender non-conforming policies of 21 states in terms of PREA standards, World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care, and correctional staff training and treatment of transgender individuals. All but one come up short.
Nov 8, 2017
- Police, courts, jails, and prisons all fail disabled people
Disabled people are overrepresented in all interactions with the criminal justice system, and at all points, the system is failing them.
Aug 23, 2017
- New report: Disabled people targeted by violence at high rates
A new report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics sheds light on the treatment of disabled people. Based on nationally representative data from 2011-2015 it finds that disabled people experience violent victimization at over twice the rate of people without disabilities.
Jul 18, 2017