LGBT Individuals More Likely to be Incarcerated

by Carolyn Crist
December 23, 2016

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) individuals are disproportionately incarcerated, mistreated and sexually victimized in U.S. jails and prisons, researchers say.

Just the proportion of women in prisons and jails identifying as lesbian and bisexual is eight times greater than the 3.4 percent of U.S. women overall who identify as lesbian or bisexual, they found.

Read LGBT individuals more likely to be incarcerated.

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