Official Statistics

Prisoner transgender statistics: March to April 2016

Findings from the ad hoc data collection exercise in March to April 2016 on transgender prisoners.


Prisoner transgender statistics: March to April 2016

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There is a growing need for the Ministry of Justice and its Ministers to have a better understanding of the transgender population in prisons. The management information notice that will assist with the government’s review on the care and management of transgender prisoners, to meet obligations for transgender prisoners under the Equalities Act 2010, and to help prisons to manage any additional safeguards in their support of this vulnerable group of prisoners

Published 9 November 2016