Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Transgender Inmate's Hormone Treatment Lawsuit Gets Justice Dept. Backing

Ashley Diamond in New York, early 2000's.
From The New York Times -

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department put the nation’s prisons and jails on notice on Friday that it regarded blanket policies prohibiting new hormone treatment for transgender inmates to be unconstitutional.

In court documents, the Justice Department backed a lawsuit brought by a prison inmate who says the state of Georgia illegally cut off the hormone treatment that she had been taking for 17 years.

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