Transgender Inmates in California’s Prisons:An Empirical Study of a Vulnerable Population
presented at the
The California Department of Corrections and RehabilitationWardens’ Meeting
byValerie Jenness, Ph.D.
Center for Evidence-Based CorrectionsDepartment of Criminology, Law and SocietyUniversity of California, IrvineApril 8, 2009
The Backdrop for Researchon Transgender Inmates
Highlights of the PREA
•Supports the elimination, reduction, and prevention ofsexual assault within corrections system•Mandates several national data collection activities•Creates a national commission to develop standardsand accountability measures•Provides funding for program development andadditional research