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Michael Johnson

A Letter to Michael Johnson

(This letter was a collaboration between Mr. Hanley and the names listed below) Dear Michael, We, black men, write this...

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New “Know Your Rights” Guide Provides Vital Information for Transgender Prisoners

I received a letter from a prisoner a few weeks ago that still haunts me. The prisoner, a transgender woman...

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NCLR and ACLU’s New “Know Your Rights” Guide Provides Vital Information for Transgender Prisoners

(San Francisco, CA, December 18, 2014)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)...

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Laws, Court Decisions, and Advocacy Tips to Protect Transgender Prisoners

This guide—a National Center for Lesbian Rights and ACLU joint publication—identifies laws, court decisions, advocacy tips, and other resources that...

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Sexual Assault in the LGBT Community

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month is a reminder that through a combination of stigma and myths, sexual...

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Case: Adams v. Federal Bureau of Prisons et al.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights litigated and settled a case for Vanessa Adams that ensured proper treatment and healthcare for transgender prisoners housed in the federal prison system.

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Policy: LGBT Prisoners

NCLR is working with correctional agencies in California to develop policies and procedures to protect the health and safety of...

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Legislation: Prison Rape Elimination Act

NCLR has worked for years on issues related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), a federal law passed in...

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Los Jóvenes LGBTQ en el Sistema de Justicia Juvenil / LGBTQ Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

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Bridging the Gap between Rights and Reality for Youth Incarcerated in California

This article, published in the Winter 2008 edition of the U.C. Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy, discusses the...

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