‘I Worry For My Survival’: Ga. Transgender Woman Ashley Diamond Fights To Be Moved Out Of Men’s Prison

May 14, 2021

...“Why would you put a woman in a men’s prison? What do you expect to happen? The message Georgia is sending trans people in custody is that our lives and existences simply do not matter. But I know better. Trans people deserve safety. And we deserve healthcare, even in prison. And I will fight until change happens, even though it won’t be easy.”

“I believe in my lawyers and those who support better treatment of trans prisoners, but I also know what evil exists and that hatred is still embedded in every brick of every city of every courthouse and jail, and that’s a tough pill to swallow. But I will never stop fighting.”

WABE’s “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress spoke with her attorney, Chinyere Ezie, of the Center for Constitutional Rights, and started by breaking down a section of that statement. ...

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