British Columbia Announces Transgender Inmate Housing Policy

British Columbia Corrections, headquartered in Victoria, recently announced it will now base inmate housing decisions on an inmate’s gender identity, a shift from the old policy of housing inmates according to physical or birth gender.

Designing for Special-Needs Inmates

By Robert Colpean and Todd Iverson
In 2005, an exploratory team was formed at Washington County Jail in Hillsboro, Ore., to develop and evaluate a more effective housing solution for vulnerable or at-risk inmates. Based on the findings of the pilot study of the Special Needs Pod program, the SNP is now a permanent fixture at the jail.