Incarcerated LGBTQ Populations: Current Controversies and Challenges

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Renee Lamphere
  •  Renee Lamphere, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Abstract

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) populations are an ever-present part of our corrections system. While the corrections system as a whole has been plagued by issues of overcrowding in recent decades, there is reason to believe that LGBTQ individuals have been disproportionately affected by mass incarceration practices. The purpose of this chapter is to explore some of the unique issues that affects incarcerated LGBTQ populations. Issues related to classification, housing, segregation, and medical issues will be discussed.