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Incarceration Rates and Traits of Sexual Minorities in the United States: National Inmate Survey, 2011-2012

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dc.contributor.author Meyer, Ilan
dc.contributor.author Flores, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Stemple, Lara
dc.contributor.author Romero, Adam
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Bianca
dc.contributor.author Herman, Jody
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-15T22:07:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-15T22:07:40Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Meyer, Ilan; Flores, Andrew; Stemple, Lara; Romero, Adam; Wilson, Bianca; Herman, Jody. (2017). Incarceration Rates and Traits of Sexual Minorities in the United States: National Inmate Survey, 2011-2012. American Journal of Public Health: 107 (2), 234-240. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Meyer_Final_Proofs.LGB_.In_.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/501
dc.description.abstract Objectives: To report characteristics of sexual minority US inmates. Methods: We drew our data from the National Inmate Survey, 2011–2012, a probability sample of inmates in US prisons and jails. We determined weighted proportions and odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals to estimate differences between sexual minority and heterosexual inmates. Results: Sexual minorities (those who self-identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual or report a same-sex sexual experience before arrival at the facility) were disproportionately incarcerated: 9.3% of men in prison, 6.2% of men in jail, 42.1% of women in prison, and 35.7% of women in jail were sexual minorities. The incarceration rate of self-identified lesbian, gay, or bisexual persons was 1882 per 100000, more than 3 times that of the US adult population. Compared with straight inmates, sexual minorities were more likely to have been sexually victimized as children, to have been sexually victimized while incarcerated, to have experienced solitary confinement and other sanctions, and to report current psychological distress. Conclusions: There is disproportionate incarceration, mistreatment, harsh punishment, and sexual victimization of sexual minority inmates, which calls for special public policy and health interventions. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law en_US
dc.subject Survey Results en_US
dc.subject Sexual Orientation en_US
dc.subject LGBTQ en_US
dc.subject Prison en_US
dc.subject Corrections en_US
dc.subject Jail en_US
dc.subject Prisoners en_US
dc.subject Sexual Violence en_US
dc.subject Rape en_US
dc.subject Child Sexual Abuse en_US
dc.subject Adverse Childhood Experiences en_US
dc.subject Long Term Effects en_US
dc.subject Victim-Offender Overlap en_US
dc.subject Trauma en_US
dc.subject Underserved Populations en_US
dc.title Incarceration Rates and Traits of Sexual Minorities in the United States: National Inmate Survey, 2011-2012 en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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