Prison Bureau Adds LGBT Representatives To All Its Facilities

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has added LGBT representatives to all 125 of its prisons and administrative offices nationwide. The representatives won’t do LGBT work full-time, but will be on hand to serve on workforce-diversity committees and coordinate with staffers to create an equitable work environment, just as representatives for different racial groups do. In May, the Department of Justice implemented guidelines for the Prison Rape Elimination Act, which included training all staff about how communicate with LGBT inmates in effective and professional ways.