In The Women of San Quentin: Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons, internationally acclaimed journalist and photographer Kristin Schreier Lyseggen exposes the horrendous, inhumane treatment of women incarcerated in male U.S. prisons. From being denied hormone treatment to being gang raped, beaten and starved, Kristin tells the true stories of nine transgender women who come from a variety of backgrounds with poverty, race, gender and politics being evident in all of the narratives and letters in the book.
Trained as a journalist and photographer in Oslo, Birmingham (UK), Bangkok and San Francisco, Norwegian-born Kristin Schreier Lyseggen is now based in Berkeley, California working on long-term independent projects with her husband, child psychiatrist Herb Schreier, including a film on sexual abuse and human trafficking. Kristin is the author of The Boy Who Was Not a Lesbian (2013) and The Women of San Quentin (2015). www.kristinl.com