The trans prison experience This series examines transgender inmates in the U.S. and the challenges they face in confinement and upon release.
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The trans prison experience

Biff Chaplow began a project to send annual holiday cards to incarcerated individuals. That effort evolved into Beyond These Walls, a nonprofit group that focuses on helping transgender and other LGBTQ people in prison and those who are newly released in the Pacific Northwest area. Celeste Noche for NPR hide caption

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Celeste Noche for NPR

Transgender inmates who don't get proper gender-affirming care in prison can experience serious anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. One individual said the experience was "catastrophic." Jasjyot Singh Hans for NPR hide caption

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Jasjyot Singh Hans for NPR