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Whitney Lee

Federal judge approves hormone treatments for transgender Ohio inmate

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
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.

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

Sunday, February 2, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Michelle Kosilek

Federal appeals court upholds sex change for Mass. transgender inmate

Friday, January 17, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Harold Wilson (left) and Gracy Sedlak

Inmate, transgender partner lose second lawsuit seeking visitation, marriage

Monday, November 18, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]

Texas county adopts sweeping policy to protect LGBT inmates

Thursday, November 14, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Christopher Yates

Inmate says Kansas won’t allow his husband to visit him in prison

Monday, November 4, 2013
TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas prison inmate claims he's being discriminated against because the Department of Corrections won't allow visits from his husband, whom he married legally in Iowa. [ Read more → ]

Calif. prison officials to allow same-sex weddings for inmates

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California prison officials have confirmed that inmates can get married to someone of the same sex under certain conditions. [ Read more → ]

Denver sheriff’s department plans new policies for transgender inmates

Friday, June 22, 2012
The Denver Sheriff Department in January will roll out new policies regarding transgender inmates, The GLBT Community Center of Colorado announced Friday. The new 360-degree policies will include new practices from transport to booking and housing. [ Read more → ]
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