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Turkey to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn’t horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.

Perry: Texas Won’t Comply With Federal Prison Law

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Gov. Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling the rules too costly and an infringement on state rights.

High Court to Examine Facial Hair and Teeth Whitening

Monday Mar 10, 2014
Facial hair and teeth-whitening will be getting unusually prominent attention from the Supreme Court. The court agreed Monday to hear two cases during its next term that involve matters of personal hygiene in vastly different settings.

4 Women Arrested in Cameroon for Being Lesbian

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Mar 7, 2014
According to reports, four lesbians have been arrested in Cameroon and sent to prison recently because of their sexuality.

’OITNB’ Holds Talkback at LA’s Paley Center

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 3, 2014
On March 14, Los Angeles’ Paley Center will host a PaleyFest 2014 Talkback at the Dolby Theatre with the cast of the hit Netflix series, "Orange is the New Black."

News Analysis: Report on Forced Sex in Prison

By Sean McShee | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
Differences in risk between lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) inmates and heterosexual inmates became visible in this report: LGB inmates are much more likely to be victims of sexual assault in prison than are straight inmates.

Gay Mexican Prisoner Blinded in Vicious Jail Attacked

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
A gay prisoner in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, reportedly had both of his eyes gouged out in an attack by his cellmate on Dec. 23.

Basic Healthcare Eludes HIV+ Prisoners

By EDGE | Friday Dec 20, 2013
When it comes to HIV, many U.S. prison systems are still living in the Dark Ages.

Texas County Adopts Policy to Protect LGBT Jail Inmates

Thursday Nov 14, 2013
HOUSTON -- The sheriff of Houston’s Harris County has adopted a sweeping policy designed to protect and guarantee equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inmates, including allowing transgender individuals to be housed based on the gende

Inmate: Kansas Banned My Husband From Prison Visit

Monday Nov 4, 2013
A Kansas prison inmate claims he’s being discriminated against because the Department of Corrections won’t allow visits from his husband, whom he married legally in Iowa.