All posts tagged "department of corrections"

  • Kentucky prison’s “gay mail” ban being challenged

    Legal advocates are challenging a Kentucky prison for adopting and enforcing a ban on books, magazines, letters and other mail that the warden alleges “promote homosexuality.” After...

  • Activists Applaud DOC

    The D.C. Department of Corrections (DOC) has amended its policy to permit transgender female inmates to shave, even when other inmates may not be permitted...

  • Human Rights Intervention

    Trans activist Jeri Hughes is lauding the efforts of the D.C. Office of Human Rights this week for its efforts to have a transgender female...

  • Prison Progress

    On Feb. 20 the D.C. Department of Corrections issued its new policy regarding the treatment of transgender inmates. The document was drafted after activists, including...

  • The Waiting Game

    If you're confused about what has changed in D.C. jails since Virginia Soto, a woman who was wrongfully placed in a male facility for two...

  • Graham Joins Trans Activists

    In an e-mail message dated Monday, Aug. 4, to local transgender activist Jeri Hughes, Councilmember Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), expressed his support for the DC...

  • Transforming Corrections

    D.C. Trans Coalition continues effort to amend DOC guidelines on transgender inmates Complaints regarding the handling of transgender inmates in D.C. jails, including stories from...

  • Prison Guideline Grudge

    Jeri Hughes, a member of D.C. Trans Coalition, on June 12 fired the latest shot in an ongoing melee between the D.C. Department of Corrections...

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