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Body Scanners in SF to Help Trans Inmates

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jun 17
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee wants $300,000 to pay for two body scanners in the city's jails, a step that's seen as crucial in helping trans inmates be housed according to their gender identity.

Trans Ex-Inmate Settles Case Against CA

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Feb 27
A transsexual woman who was recently released from a California prison after working to get the state to provide her with gender-affirming medical care settled her case this week.

Trans Behind Bars :: 'The Women of San Quentin' Comes Amid Historic Changes

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Oct 11
A new book chronicling the lives of nine transgender women across the country who have been incarcerated comes amid historic progress for such prisoners.

'OITNB' Shares Holiday Greetings From Litchfield

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 19
The Interwebs are buzzing this morning, as the cast of the hit Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" share their YouTube holiday greetings, a la "The 12 Days of Christmas."

Nobody's Prison Bitch: A Spoiler-Filled Conversation with Lea DeLaria

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
EDGE chats with Lea "Big Boo" DeLaria as season two of the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" heats up.

Report Outlines Problems in LGBT/HIV Criminalization

By Winnie McCroy | Jun 11
A new report from Columbia Law finds that policy changes are needed to address the criminalization of LGBT people and people living with HIV.

Turkey to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn’t horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.

’OITNB’ Holds Talkback at LA’s Paley Center

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 3
On March 14, Los Angeles’ Paley Center will host a PaleyFest 2014 Talkback at the Dolby Theatre with the cast of the hit Netflix series, "Orange is the New Black."

Texas County Adopts Policy to Protect LGBT Jail Inmates

Nov 14
HOUSTON -- The sheriff of Houston’s Harris County has adopted a sweeping policy designed to protect and guarantee equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inmates, including allowing transgender individuals to be housed based on the gende

Doing Hard Time: Inside ’Orange is the New Black’ With Lea DeLaria

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 25
Summer is on full blast, and the heat is rising around Jenji Kohan’s new Netflix series, "Orange is the New Black," starring Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Laura Prepon, Kate Mulgrew and everyone’s favorite butch, Lea DeLaria.

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