Prisoner sues Georgia Department of Corrections for failing to fix anti-trans policies

December 9, 2020
Metro Daily

...“Being a woman in a men’s prison is a nightmare,” Diamond said in a statement. “I’ve been stripped of my identity. I never feel safe. Never. I experience sexual harassment on a daily basis, and the fear of sexual assault is always a looming thought. I’m bringing this lawsuit to bring about change on behalf of a community that deserves the inherent dignity to simply exist.”

“I never thought I would be partnering with Ashley Diamond to sue Georgia for a second time,” Chinyere Ezie, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, who represented Diamond in her original 2015 lawsuit while working at the SPLC. “However, little has changed since 2015 when it comes to the abuse and neglect of transgender people in GDC custody.” ...

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December 9, 2020