Jails Action Coalition

19 Nov “Its inconcievable that something that we KNOW is ending prison rape should not be allowed because of the Prison Rape Elimination Act that doesn’t make any sense.”

Mik Kinkead of the Sylvia RIvera Law Project on the topic of what the PREA standards say about the Trans Gender Housing Unit: "SRLP maintains that the National PREA Standards DO actually allow for a voluntary Trans-Gender Health Unit. I am aware that the Dept of...

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17 Nov The NYC Board of Correction is Planning on Dismantling the Trans Housing Unit at Rikers

The NYC Department of Correction Commissioner is claiming that its plan to shutter the life-saving Trans Housing Unit, or THU, on Rikers Island alleging that PREA (the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act) prohibits the segregation of transgender inmates based on their anatomy. "Its our understanding that...

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06 Jul Brittany Kathryn Knapp Headlines Visions of Confinement Exhibition

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02 Nov JAILS ACTION COALITION PENS LETTER TO BOC IN RESPONSE TO DOC’S BELATED TESTIMONY ENTERED IN SUPPORT OF ITS RULE CHANGE PROPOSALS TO THE BOC CHARTER

  JAC Letter to Board 11.2.2015 - Rulemaking [caption id="attachment_800" align="alignnone" width="300"] SIGN-ON to our LETTER[/caption] November 2, 2015 Stanley Brezenoff, Chair Members of the Board of Correction 1 Centre Street, Room 2213 New York, NY 10007 Dear Chair Brezenoff and Members of the Board: We write in response to the Testimony of Commissioner...

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