International Journal of Progressive Research in Engineering Management and Science
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Effects of the Strengths and Weakness of Gender Based Inmate Treatment in Borno State Correctional Facility (KEY IJP************197)

  • Adda Gana Bukar


It is important to recognize that gender-based inmate policies can have varied impacts depending on the specific circumstances and efforts should be made to balance safety considerations with recognition of the rights and well-being of all inmates, including those who identify outside of their assigned sex at birth. Ensuring safety: Separating inmates based on their biological sex can help maintain safety and security within correctional facilities, as it reduces the likelihood of sexual assault, harassment, or violence. Privacy concerns: Gender-based policies can address privacy concerns, particularly related to personal hygiene, dressing areas, and medical needs, which differ based on biological sex. By separating inmates based on gender, facilities can allocate resources more effectively and efficiently, such as designing appropriate living spaces and providing gender-specific healthcare services. Gender-based policies can accommodate the varying cultural and religious beliefs of inmates, as certain practices and sensitivities may differ based on biological sex. Gender-based policies can perpetuate discrimination and reinforce existing gender inequalities, as transgender and gender non-conforming individuals may not be placed in facilities aligned with their gender identity and may face challenges related to their safety, mental health, and overall well-being. Gender-based policies may result in limited access to appropriate healthcare for transgender and gender non-conforming inmates, as they may not receive necessary medical treatments or hormones consistent with their gender identity. Isolating transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in facilities misaligned with their gender identity can lead to increased mental health risks, including depression, anxiety, and suicidal tendencies. Gender-based policies may hinder the rehabilitation process by segregating individuals based on their biological sex, as it restricts access to gender-specific programming or support services.Keywords: Gender- based, Policies, Integration, Strength

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