In this video Encounter, Rev. Laura Downton from National Religious Coalition Against Torture illuminates a dark reality that is solitary confinement as a means of "protection" for LGBTQIA incarcerated people.
Protective custody is often used as a means of "security" for LGBTQIA incarcerated people who are facing regular threats of abuse and sexual assault. This false security is ultimately solitary confinement which often results in serious psychological and physical damage.
LGBTQIA persons are 13 times more likely to face sexual victimization in prisons than those who identify as heterosexual.