A prison or jail sentence should never include sexual assault. And yet, reports of harassment, assault and prolonged isolation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) individuals in custody are staggering.
ACLU now has a new tool that can help end this violence.
In 2012, the Department of Justice released the final federal regulations implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). These regulations apply to federal, state and local correctional facilities and lock-ups and include landmark protections for LGBTI individuals.