Trump: Don’t Allow Transgender Inmates to be Sexually Abused

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Allow transgender inmates to stay in prisons with the genders they identify with.

The Trump administration rolled back Obama-era rules that prevented transgender inmates from being harassed, assaulted, and sexually abused. The rules stated several guidelines that helped transgender inmates maintain a safer space, without them they are in serious danger. The Trump administration altered the rules stating officials will now use “biological sex as the initial determination.”

Transgender inmates face a higher risk of sexual assault than other inmates. A study done by the Bureau of Justice found that one in three transgender inmates in state and federal prisons have been sexually assaulted. The rollback forces those to be identified by a gender that they do not associate with. Rolling back these rules are going to make these transgender inmates a target. Demand that the Trump administration reinstates the policy that does not focus on the biological sex of an inmate, but rather on what they identify as.


Dear President Trump,

Transgender people are a constant target for violence. Prisons are extremely violent as it is, if inmates find out that there is a transgender inmate then the risk of an attack become even higher. During the Obama era rules were established that prevented transgender inmates from being harassed, assaulted, and sexually abused.

The Trump administration’s rollback of these rules is a clear violation of human rights. Prisoners also have rights and intentionally placing them into situations where there is a high chance they will be assaulted is a violation of those rights. Transgender people identify with a specific gender that is not their own. They do not feel a connection with their biological sex and to force them to be housed with a gender they do not associate with is unethical and unsafe. Please do not allow these people to be a victim of sexual assault. We demand that the policy is reinstated, and biological sex is not the initial factor in determining where a transgender person will be placed.


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Photo Credit: Jody Lehigh

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One Comment

  1. gen agustsson says:

    stop raping trans people now! i disagree with the term biological sex cause there is no such thing as biological sex. stop gender segregations in jails now!

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