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9 Deakin L. Rev. 327 (2004)
To Keep Me Safe from Harm - Transgender Prisoners and the Experience of Imprisonment

handle is hein.journals/deakin9 and id is 333 raw text is: To KEEP ME SAFE FROM
HARM?
TRANSGENDER PRISONERS
AND THE EXPERIENCE
OF IMPRISONMENT
RICHARD EDNEY*
[The experience of imprisonment for a transgender person is often a terri-
fying one. He or she is extremely vulnerable in such an environment from
sexual violence from other prisoners. In addition, he or she may be ex-
posed to inadequate or inappropriate medical care. Consequently trans-
gender prisoners are often denied the protection offered by rule of law. A
significant reason for this treatment is the erasure of the transgender ex-
perience in informing the nature of the prison regime. In particular, the
failure to give sufficient weight to gender self identification by transgender
prisoners exposes them to risks which other prisoners do not have to en-
dure. It is suggested that the only way to reduce such harm is through the
cultivation of a prison regime based upon the lives of transgender prison-
ers.]
Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Deakin University. Address for correspondence:
richard.edney@deakin.edu.au. My thanks to Karen Gurney and Sandra Pyke for research assistance. Of
course, all errors and omissions remain that of the author.

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