Major Department

Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


BA (Bachelor of Arts)

Session and Year of Graduation

Spring 2018

Honors Major Advisor

Mary Ann Rasmussen

Thesis Mentor

Rachel Williams


While incarcerated, LGBTQ folx are subjected to discrimination, harassment, lack of access to healthcare, solitary confinement, separated housing, and sexual violence--conditions and circumstances that can trigger old traumas that produced substance abuse and mental health concerns and increase the probability of recidivism. The Workshop Curriculum I have designed is meant to empower LGBTQ FWI (Folx who are Incarcerated) to minimize the harmful impacts of these systematic barriers created by Mass Incarceration and the Prison Industrial Complex. The Criminal Justice Systems needs to challenge Corrections by implementing Community-Based Corrections, Trauma Informed Care, Gender Neutral Responsivity, and specialized education for staff and FWI.


Corrections, Criminal Justice System, LGBTQ, Empowerment, Curriculum

Total Pages

172 pages


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