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Rio de Janeiro prisons seek to protect transgender inmates

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
"In Brazil, even regular prisoners are an invisible to society at large. Transgender prisoners are doubly invisible . and vulnerable," said Claudio Nascimento, who heads the Rio Without Homophobia advocacy group.
Brazil's penitentiaries are notorious for rampant overcrowding and violence endured by all inmates. But advocates say few prisoners are as vulnerable as transgender people. ...

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Former Rhode Island House speaker gets 3 years for corruption

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Gordon Fox
The 53-year-old Democrat became the nation's first openly gay House speaker in 2010. He represented Providence for 11 terms in the state House. ...

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Court: Transgender teen’s rights violated when she was transferred to a prison

Monday, June 8, 2015
Prison-Inmate
Connecticut's second-highest court has ruled that a transgender teenager's rights were violated when she was transferred to a prison from the state's child welfare agency last year. ...

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Appeals court delays transgender inmate’s surgery after panel recommends parole

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
The separate decisions make it less likely that convicted killer Michelle-Lael Norsworthy will receive prison-funded sex reassignment surgery before she is released. ...

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Parole could end transgender inmate’s effort to have reassignment surgery

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
State officials say 51-year-old Michelle-Lael Norsworthy has postponed her parole hearing several times with the hope of having the surgery. ...

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California transgender inmate’s lawyers seek swift sex reassignment surgery

Friday, May 8, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
The state has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a stay as it appeals the San Francisco-based judge's order. ...

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California seeks to block inmate’s sex reassignment surgery

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
Officials want a federal appeals court to block a judge's order that the state immediately provide a transgender prisoner with sex reassignment surgery. ...

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Judge won’t delay order on California transgender inmate’s sex reassignment surgery

Monday, April 27, 2015
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U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar made his ruling in response to a request by state corrections officials, who also have appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. ...

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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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