DOJ having to pay $1.5M for ‘transgender programming curriculum’ in US prisons

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To start with ON FOX: The Section of Justice (DOJ) is paying out a personal company $1.5 million to develop a “transgender programming curriculum” to be employed throughout all U.S. prisons.

The DOJ’s Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) entered a agreement on July 1, 2021, with The Adjust Providers in Carson Town, Nevada, for $1.5 million for developing transgender-distinct programming for transgender jail inmates.

The BOP’s Business office of Public Affairs defined in a statement to Fox News Electronic that The Change Firms is generating a curriculum for transgender federal inmates that “teaches techniques to look for help for mental overall health fears and skills to advocate for bodily, psychological, and sexual wellness and security.”

“The BOP delivers products and services and plans tailored to handle the demands of the transgender populace,” the assertion browse. “By getting into into a contract with The Alter Firms, the BOP is ready to expand software choices for transgender inmates.”


“By this engagement, the vendor has been tasked to build transgender-certain programming to be carried out at all BOP institutions nationwide,” it continued. “These involve three systems focused on reentry, transition acceptance, and a support group to assist transgender inmates in addressing reentry needs and managing identity concerns. The vendor is in the process of making these packages, which will involve complete curricula and facilitator’s guides, the use of instructional workbooks, and videos.”

A protester holds up a flag during a rally against the Trump administration's transgender policies. 

A protester retains up a flag through a rally versus the Trump administration’s transgender policies. 
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The progress period of the curriculum is predicted to be finished by Sept. 30, 2022, in accordance to the contract summary on the government’s internet site.

“The BOP maintains procurement integrity and compliance with rules and federal rules when procuring contracts of products and products and services,” the agency’s statement continued. “The award of this deal was compliant with federal legislation and regulations to include things like truthful pricing of the award.”

The BOP also pointed to the agency’s “Transgender Offender Manual,” which outlines the responsibilities of personnel in dealing with transgender inmates. In accordance to the manual, a transgender inmate should 1st satisfy with a BOP psychologist and sign a sort indicating consent to be identified within just the agency as transgender in purchase for distinctive accommodations to be deemed.

The U.S. Department of Justice is paying a private company $1.5 million to develop a "transgender programming curriculum" to be used across all U.S. prisons.

The U.S. Department of Justice is paying a non-public enterprise $1.5 million to establish a “transgender programming curriculum” to be applied across all U.S. prisons.
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The BOP’s “Transgender Offender Handbook,” issued in January also includes new protocol pertaining to gender-affirming medical procedures for federal inmates. It states that medical procedures is the “ultimate phase in the changeover method and is normally thought of only following 1 yr of distinct conduct and compliance with psychological overall health, health care, and programming products and services at the gender-affirming facility.”

“The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) acknowledges the relevance of appropriate gender-affirming management and remedy of transgender folks in its custody,” the agency’s assertion to Fox Information Digital go through. “The programming made under this contract will be out there for people today figuring out as transgender who are at present in BOP custody and going ahead.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland is the head of President Biden's Department of Justice. 

Legal professional Normal Merrick Garland is the head of President Biden’s Section of Justice. 
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The Alter Organizations did not promptly answer to Fox News Digital’s requests for remark.

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The BOP’s policies for transgender inmates manufactured headlines previously this thirty day period soon after the company labored to rapidly-track a transgender ex-neo-Nazi lender robber’s gender affirmation surgical treatment following the inmate, Donna Langan, submitted a lawsuit boasting the BOP denied preceding requests for the medical procedures.

In a scenario earlier this calendar year, a federal decide in Illinois requested the BOP to promptly uncover a competent surgeon to execute gender-affirming surgical procedure on transgender prisoner Cristina Nichole Iglesias.