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California corrections department to appeal judge’s order backing inmate’s sex change

Saturday, April 11, 2015
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California's corrections department said Friday that it will appeal a federal judge's order that it immediately provide a transgender inmate with sex-reassignment surgery. [...]

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Georgia prison officials change transgender inmate policy

Friday, April 10, 2015
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Georgia prison officials are changing how they treat inmates with gender identity conditions, just days after the U.S. Justice Department weighed in on a lawsuit filed by a transgender prisoner. [...]

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Elton John, Michael Stipe call for protection of transgender inmates

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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Elton John and Michael Stipe are calling for the equal rights of transgender inmates following claims that a transgender woman was mistreated at a Georgia prison. [...]

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Justice Dept.: Prison must treat inmate’s gender identity as any other medical condition

Friday, April 3, 2015
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The Justice Department says prison officials must treat an inmate's gender identity condition just as they would treat any other medical or mental health condition. [...]

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Federal judge orders California to pay for transgender inmate’s sex change

Friday, April 3, 2015
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A federal judge on Thursday ordered California's corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex reassignment surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state. [...]

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Pope Francis to lunch with gay, transgender, HIV positive prison inmates

Friday, March 20, 2015
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The Italian news site Vatican Insider reports the Pontiff will lunch with about 90 prisoners on Saturday as as part of a day trip to Southern Italy. [...]

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Transgender inmate asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear sex-change case

Monday, March 16, 2015
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A federal judge in 2012 ordered the Massachusetts Department of Correction to grant the surgery to Michelle Kosilek, but that ruling was overturned in December by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. [...]

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Federal lawsuit filed against Georgia DOC on behalf of transgender inmate

Saturday, February 21, 2015
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The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a federal lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Corrections on behalf of a transgender inmate who attorneys allege has been denied medical treatment and has been sexually assaulted by other inmates at her men’s prison. [...]

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Transgender inmate sues N.Y. prison over sexual assault

Thursday, January 8, 2015
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The federal suit, filed by the Cardozo Civil Rights Clinic on behalf of Leslieann Manning, says she was attacked in an unmonitored classroom by an inmate with a history of violence. [...]

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LGBT inmates sue California county over access to work, rehabilitation programs

Thursday, October 23, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- Gay, bisexual and transgender inmates filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against San Bernardino County and its sheriff, alleging they are kept in a segregated unit that doesn't give them equal access to rehabilitation services and work programs that could shorten their incarceration and help them learn job [...]

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