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Federal lawsuit filed against Georgia DOC on behalf of transgender inmate

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Ashely Diamond
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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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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Jailed transgender teen’s advocates concerned about isolation

Monday, May 12, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. -- A transgender teenage girl detained without being charged at Connecticut's adult women's prison is being held in isolation more than a month after being sent there by a state judge, her lawyer said Monday. [...]

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Conn. governor presses for transgender teen to be moved out of adult prison

Friday, May 9, 2014
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D-Conn.)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut's governor is pressing for a transgender teen to be moved from a Connecticut women's prison where she has been held without charges for a month. [...]

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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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