Primer On Transgender Individuals Facing the Death Penalty


Capital punishment disproportionately targets socially marginalized individuals; it is no different for transgender people, who may face discrimination in every aspect of their lives. Accordingly, it is difficult to confirm how trans people who are on death row may have faced discrimination for being transgender in the criminal justice system. This factsheet provides an overview of the issues faced by transgender people who come into contact with the criminal justice system.