Rio de Janeiro Department of Prisons @SuperDir_Seasdh @UN (Brasil)

In a stunning defeat for Women, Transgender inmates jailed in Rio de Janeiro’s penitentiaries will be able to choose incarceration in prisons for either men or women. This violates international human rights laws that prohibit female inmates from being subjected to males while in custody.

Incarcerated Women also deserve to be treated humanely while serving their sentences, which means space away from males. The United Nations affirmed this belief in its Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners:

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Transgender prisoners in Rio given choice between male or female prison – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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