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Regarding housing and showering decisions, the rule summary states, "In deciding whether to assign a transgender or intersex inmate to a facility for male or female inmates, and in making other housing and programming assignments, an agency may not simply assign the inmate to a facility based on genital status.
Regarding searches conducted of transgender people, the summary states, "The standards impose a complete ban on searching or physically examining a transgender or intersex inmate for the sole purpose of determining the inmate's genital status. Agencies must train security staff in conducting professional and respectful cross-gender pat-down searches and searches of transgender and intersex inmates
Asked about this provision by Metro Weekly, a senior DOJ official said, "With regards to transgender inmates, the general assumption -- and this is discussed at some point in the broader 270-page document -- is that the rules of the housing unit would apply. If the inmate is in a female housing unit, then the rules that would apply to other female inmates would apply. If the inmate were in a male housing unit, then the rules that would apply to male inmates would apply. In other circumstances, at intake, for example, staff should ask, make their own individualized assessment and take into account the preferences of the inmate to the extent possible when conducting the search."
Originally posted by jibeho
I'm pretty sure the prison inmates set their own rules anyway. Eliminating Prison Sexual Assault? Don't think that's ever going to happen. Are they aiming for votes?? Guess not, Felons can't vote. Gotta wonder about this one.
Reminds of a Nat Geo special on our prisons I watched awhile back. They interviewed a couple of male inmates who intentionally take on a female persona and use it to their advantage in a variety of ways. It was rather disturbing.