UNJUST: HOW THE BROKEN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM FAILS LGBT PEOPLE
The criminal justice system in the United States is broken. Police departments around the country are grappling with continued incidents of profiling and excessive force. Jails and prisons are overflowing and disproportionately filled with people of color, low- income people, and people struggling with mental illness—many of whom pose little safety threat. Meanwhile, people who were formerly incarcerated face incredible challenges simply trying to make a living and rebuild their lives.
Among the many population groups that pay an especially high price for the failures of the U.S. criminal justice system are LGBT people, including LGBT people of color and low-income LGBT people.
As this report makes clear, efforts to reform the criminal justice system must address the experiences of LGBT people, particularly LGBT people of color.