According to a Human Rights Watch report, dozens of transgender women, including asylum seekers, are locked up in jails or prison-like immigration detention centers across the country.
The report, "Do You See How Much I'm Suffering Here?': Abuse against Transgender Women in U.S. Immigration Detention," documents 28 cases of transgender women who were held in U.S. immigration detention between 2011 and 2015. More than half of them were reportedly held in men's facilities at some time, and half also spent time in solitary confinement.
The full report is at www.hrw.org/node/287599/ and the original press release at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Transgender-women-abused-in-immigration-detention/54716.html .