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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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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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Gay prisoner in Mexico blinded following attack by cellmate who gouged his eyes

| Monday, January 13, 2014
Héctor Jonathan Franco Martínez
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- A gay prisoner in Mexico remains hospitalized and recovering from injuries after his cellmate gouged out his eyes.

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