Clinks has published a briefing that outlines the core principles of the Ministry of Justice’s review into the care and management of transgender people in contact with the criminal justice system (CJS), and the new Prison Service Instruction (PS1 17/2016) which it informed.

The conclusions from the review and the corresponding PSI represent significant progress in recognising and addressing the needs of transgender people in contact with the CJS.

Clinks is pleased to see that there is now a clear acknowledgement of the need to respect each individual within the gender identity they wish to express and increased clarity and transparency around decision-making processes.

Read the response here