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MD Trans Woman First to successfully Sue The Prison System For Mistreatment

MD Trans Woman First to successfully Sue The Prison System For Mistreatment

Sandy Brown was kept in solitary fo 66 days 23 hours a day, ridiculed and coaxed to kill herself has won a tremendous victory for all trans inmates. “They put me in solitary confinement just because I am transgender. I spent 24 hours a day in solitary and was only allowed one hour of recreation […]

Trans inmate Ashley Diamond Released 3 years into a 12 year sentence

Trans inmate Ashley Diamond Released 3 years into a 12 year sentence

In a surprise move, the Georgia Department of Corrections has released transgender woman Ashley Diamond after she served 3 years of a twelve-year sentence. Ashley was released after the SPLC filed a lawsuit suing the department for a plethora of inhumanities imposed on her while incarcerated. Last year Ashley smuggled out 11 short videos documenting […]

California to fight court order granting transgender inmate SRS

California to fight court order granting transgender inmate SRS

Michelle-Lael Norsworthy is newsworthy being only the second inmate ever granted a court ordered gender confirmation surgery. Michelle Kosilek was the first inmate to be granted court ordered SRS but that ruling was overturned. Why is SRS such a issue for inmate transition when HRT is acknowledged as medically necessary for most transgender individuals? According […]