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As a result of the stigma and lack of understanding associated with transgender men and women, most criminal justice systems handle the prison placement of this community improperly.
A homeless Italian man was sentenced to six months in jail for stealing cheese.
BTRtoday speaks with professor and art therapist Dr. David Gussak about how art therapy helps create safer prison environments and allows those on the inside to establish a sense of identity and individuality in unforgiving settings.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! “1st Person” is a new recurring segment that features people telling firsthand stories about their own lives and experiences. In this episode we meet Marlene, who talks about the many careers she’s had over her lifetime and the experiences she gained from those. She also offers advice for people who are unsure of what they want to do in their lives. Song featured in this episode: “Wait Up For You (Stint Remix)” by The Belle Game
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! “1st Person” is a new recurring segment that will feature people telling firsthand stories about their own lives and experiences. For our first of these videos, we present David, who spoke to us at New York City’s Grand Central Terminal about his time in prison, what led him there, and how his life has gone since being released. Song featured in this episode: “New Ways” by Daughter

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