Andrea J. Richie
Andrea J. Ritchie is a police misconduct attorney and organizer in New York City. She is a co-author of Queer (In)justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States, along with Joey L. Mogul and Kay Whitlock.
The following selection is excerpted from "Caging Deviance," a chapter in Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States. The authors highlight the specific instances in which the penal system punishes gender nonconformity and queerness not only through disciplinary prison regulations, but the denial of health care to queer inmates, particular those living with HIV/AIDS.