Ed Team

Federal Bureau of Prisons Updates Trans Policies

Filed By Ed Team | September 30, 2011 11:04 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Bureau of Prisons, gender identity disorder, prison care

"In summary, inmates in the custody of the Bureau with a possible diagnosis of GID will receive a current individualized assessment and evaluation. Treatment options will not be precluded solely due to level of services received, or lack of services, prior to incarceration."

-- From a memo sent to all federal inmates diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder and the facility doctors. The new instructions allow prisoners to be treated for GID and removes the "freeze frame" policy that only allowed medical officials to keep trans folk at the same level of care as when they entered the facility without continuing their treatment.

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