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Collaborative Research proposal

Sula, Rhett, Joie

We would like to look at different facets of trans and healthcare issues that arise in prisons. While we all have variant objectives and interests, our questions all appear to intersect with a focus on trans communities in prison.  Rhett’s focus is currently geared towards the intersections of the trans community and marginalized races and cultures in the incarceration system. He also may explore the larger implications of the PIC on these specific communities. Sula is looking at the physical and mental health of trans individuals in the prison system and what parallels can be drawn between this issue and the overall reception and accessibility of mental health services in the PIC. She is also interested in the language that needs to be used to garner support for this issue in the greater public. Joie is interested specifically in the neonatal and reproductive health issues that can arise for trans men in the prison system. She is also interested in looking at whether or not there is a difference in the health care that is offered to trans men in men’s prisons versus women’s prisons as well as how the prison system grapples with abortion access for trans men. Becasue we are all interested in different aspects how the prison system directly and indirectly affects trans individuals, we are hoping to provide an in depth ananlysis across the many facets of this topic.


Potential texts:

Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, edited by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith

Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States by Joey L. Mogul, Andrea J. Ritchie, and Kay Whitlock

Against Equality: Prisons Will Not Protect You, edited by Ryan Conrad

Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law by Dean Spade

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive by Lee Edelman (I've read some of this and it might relate, but also might stray from the topic a bit...)

then some non-book readings --

Brown, George R., and Everett McDuffie. “Health Care Policies Addressing Transgender Inmates in Prison Systems in the United States.” Journal of Correctional Health Care 15.4 (2009): 280-91. Print - See more at: /oneworld/arts-resistance/research-proposal-transgender-health-care-prisons#sthash.gx3eE8KG.dpuf

Prout, Curtis, and Robert N. Ross. Care and Punishment: The Dilemmas of Prison Medicine. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh, 1988. Print. - See more at: /oneworld/arts-resistance/research-proposal-transgender-health-care-prisons#sthash.gx3eE8KG.dpuf

Lamb, H. Richard, and Linda E. Weinberger. “Persons With Severe Mental Illness in Jails and Prisons: A Review.” Psychiatric Services 49.4 (1998): 483-92. Print. - See more at: /oneworld/arts-resistance/research-proposal-transgender-health-care-prisons#sthash.gx3eE8KG.dpuf

Penn, Nathaniel. “Should This Inmate Get a State-Financed Sex Change Operation?” New Republic – Sexuality. New Republic, 30 Oct. 2013. Web. 16 Sept. 2015. - See more at: /oneworld/arts-resistance/research-proposal-transgender-health-care-prisons#sthash.gx3eE8KG.dpuf

Schwartzapfel, Beth. “What Care Do Prisons Owe Transgender Inmates?” The Marshall Project. 10 Aug. 2015. Web. 16 Sept. 2015 - See more at: /oneworld/arts-resistance/research-proposal-transgender-health-care-prisons#sthash.gx3eE8KG.dpuf

The Health and Health Care of US Prisoners: Results of a Nationwide Survey

Andrew P. Wilper, MD, MPH, Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH, J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD, Karen E. Lasser, MD, MPH, Danny McCormick, MD, MPH, David H. Bor, MD, and David U. Himmelstein, MD

Paying the Price: The Pressing Need for Quality, Cost and Outcomes Data to Improve Correctional Healthcare for Older Prisoners

Cyrus Ahalt, MPP,1 Robert L. Trestman, PhD, MD,2 Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH,3,4 Robert B. Greifinger,5 and Brie A. Williams, MD, MS1,6

Nursing care of prisoners: staff views and experiences.

Powell J1, Harris F, Condon L, Kemple T.

Transgender Military Inmates’ legal and constitutional rights to medical care in prisons: Serious medical need versus military necessity. Tasha Hill

Medical Care in Prisons
Douglas C. McDonald




rb.richx's picture

since it has our names in it, i changed the post to private. we can change that again if you want to switch to usernames or something.

rb.richx's picture

it's very important to me to have whatever we create be accessible as much as fully possible.

i have website, photoshop, and indesign experience... but that of course does not inherently have to shape what we're doing.

Joie Rose's picture

yes absolutley, I agree. I was thinking about doing something with clay, just because that's where my comfort zone and experteise lies. But of course things can change as our research progresses. But I think it would be great if you guys wanted to meet at some point to talk about planning and such I would certainly be down for that!