Committee to Address Safety of Transgender ‘Males,' ‘Females’ Not Women Facing Sexual Assault Behind Bars

Committee to Address Safety of Transgender ‘Males,' ‘Females’ Not Women Facing Sexual Assault Behind Bars


Officials in Pittsburg are worried about the safety of transgender inmates in Allegheny County Jail and are forming a committee that includes two people who reject their biological sex to address the issue.

Jail staff and members of the prison’s oversight committee will also sit on the committee.

The taxpayer-funded affiliate of National Public Radio (NPR) in Pittsburg’s story did not mention biological women inmates who claim to have been sexually assaulted by a transgender woman housed with them. Instead it reported on a transgender man facing danger when housed in a men’s part of the prison.

The committee will create a plan for “appropriate housing for incarcerated trans people”:

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The committee formed as part of talks between the oversight board and SisTers PGH, a local trans advocacy organization. Founder Ciora Thomas applauded the approved motion last week and said she hopes to serve as one of

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