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Do You See How Much I'm Suffering Here? Abuse Against Transgender Women in U.S. Immigration Detention

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Published Date
March, 2016

This report documents 28 cases of transgender women who were held in US immigration detention between 2011 and 2015. More than half of the transgender women Human Rights Watch interviewed were held in men’s facilities at some point. Half also spent time in solitary confinement, in many cases allegedly for their protection, and many experienced trauma and profound psychological distress.