This morning, DCTC is testifying before the DC Council’s Judiciary Committee at a hearing on “population management” within the DC Department of Corrections. In our testimony, we call for:
- Increasing the volunteer pool for DOC’s transgender housing committee, and releasing a public list of approved volunteers;
- Improving transparency and data collection, so that we know exactly how many trans people are incarcerated;
- Developing alternatives to incarceration, especially for non-violent offenses.
You can read our full statement here. Today’s hearing is at 11:00am in room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.