Facing Up to Violence Against LGBT Youth Behind Bars

Facing Up to Violence Against LGBT Youth Behind Bars

Facing Up to Violence Against LGBT Youth Behind Bars

Daniel Redman appears on The Nation on Grit TV to describe how the juvenile justice system sends queer youth to prison in disproportionate numbers, fails to protect them from violence and discrimination while they’re inside and condones attempts to turn them straight.

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Across the United States, a brutal and dysfunctional juvenile justice system sends queer youth to prison in disproportionate numbers, fails to protect them from violence and discrimination while they’re inside and to this day condones attempts to turn them straight.

In his recent Nation article, Daniel Redman investigated the terrifying treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in the juvenile justice system. Redman joins The Nation on Grit TV along with Gabrielle Prisco of the Juvenile Justice Project at the Correctional Association of New York to talk about the way the justice system fails all youth—and the reasons LGBT youth wind up in the system more often than straight teens.

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