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Private youth treatment center accepts jailed transgender teen

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. -- A 16-year-old transgender girl detained without criminal charges at an adult women's prison in Connecticut for the past two months has been accepted into a private treatment center for youths in Massachusetts, the top child welfare official in Connecticut said Thursday.

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A few ‘inmates’ from ‘Orange Is The New Black’ discuss prison life

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
[cap]This image released by Netflix shows Yael Stone, left, and Uzo Aduba in a scene from “Orange is the New Black.” The second season of the prison series will be available on Friday, June 6, on Netflix. (K.C. Bailey, Netflix / AP)
NEW YORK — An upper-middle class blonde from Brooklyn goes to jail for a drug-related screw-up years before. The women's federal prison of "Orange Is the New Black" is a different world than Piper Chapman had known, populated with a wildly varied group of characters played (alongside series star Taylor Schilling) by TV's most diverse cast of actors.

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Judge orders Ohio to resume hormone treatment for transgender inmate

Friday, May 2, 2014
Whitney Lee
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A transgender prison inmate who complained about losing her breast tissue and growing facial hair after her hormone treatments were stopped must receive the treatments for the rest of her time behind bars, a federal judge ruled Friday.

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Transgender inmate suing Ohio over refusal to allow hormone treatments

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Whitney Lee
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A transgender prison inmate in Ohio wants a federal judge to order the state to allow her hormone treatments to continue, saying she suffered a medical setback including facial hair growth and depression when the treatments stopped.

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Decision to jail transgender girl in adult women’s prison under scrutiny

Saturday, April 26, 2014
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- An unusual decision to put a transgender girl at a Connecticut women's prison is sparking a heated debate over how to handle a teenager called dangerous by the state but portrayed as vulnerable by her attorney.

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Federal judge approves hormone treatments for transgender Ohio inmate

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Whitney Lee
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A federal judge has ordered Ohio's prisons agency to restore hormone treatments for a transgender inmate who sued after they were stopped.

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In Harris County, Texas, jail confronts issue of safety for LGBT inmates

Sunday, February 2, 2014
Pat Sullivan, APInmates hang out on their bunks in a new unit in the Harris County Jail for gay, bisexual and transgender inmates in Houston.
The Harris County Jail in Houston, the third-largest in the country which processes some 125,000 inmates annually, is one of many nationwide implementing changes to the way it treats its gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population. The changes stem from a law passed by Congress under former President George W. Bush that requires federal, state and local lockups to eliminate rape in part by adjusting regulations about how the population lives behind bars.

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Federal appeals court upholds sex change for Mass. transgender inmate

Friday, January 17, 2014
Michelle Kosilek
BOSTON -- A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change operation for a Massachusetts transgender inmate serving a life sentence for murder.

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Inmate, transgender partner lose second lawsuit seeking visitation, marriage

Monday, November 18, 2013
Harold Wilson (left) and Gracy Sedlak
A Nebraska prison inmate and his transgendered partner have lost another round in their legal fight to be able to visit each other and get married.

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Texas county adopts sweeping policy to protect LGBT inmates

Thursday, November 14, 2013
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HOUSTON -- The sheriff of Houston's Harris County has adopted a sweeping policy designed to protect and guarantee equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inmates, including allowing transgender individuals to be housed based on the gender they identify with instead of their biological sex.

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