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Incarceration is dehumanizing for anyone, but Transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary, and intersex (TGNCNBI) people are especially likely to experience harassment, degradation, and violence. This is disproportionately true for those who are Black, Indigenous or other people of color.
TGNCNBI people in the New York State carceral system regularly face vicious physical, verbal, and sexual harassment and they are nearly ten times more likely to be sexually assaulted than the general prison population.
TAKE ACTION: Tell lawmakers to save lives by protecting TGNCNBI people in jails and prisons.
Governor Kathy Hochul
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins