The Issues Facing LGBT People in Prison and What One Warden Has Done About It
Date:  09-08-2017

Warden Margaret Gilbert's "social experiment" has eased depression and suicide attempts at one Washington State prison
From The Crime Report:

One day last year, when I was enrolled in a vocational program at Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Washington State, a classmate of mine disappeared. The reason behind his vanishing act was strange and, to me, seemed to be nothing more than prisoner rumor-mongering.

Here’s the story. While working in the kitchen he went outside to dump the trash and then proceeded to climb the security fence that separated the kitchen area from the facility’s industrial complex.

He wasn’t trying to escape—he could only have gone from one part of the compound to another. Instead, it appeared to be an attempt at suicide-by-correctional officer. Read more here.