Trans inmates need access to gender-affirming care. Often they have to sue to get it

October 26, 2022

...She reentered the custody of the Georgia Department of Corrections in October of that year, department records show. Despite her landmark legal case against Georgia prison officials, she faced the same problems that she had thought were resolved when she arrived at Savannah's Coastal State Prison after her parole violation.

"They made it very difficult," she told NPR.

She got back in touch with her attorneys at the Southern Poverty Law Center. In November 2020, the organization and its partners at the Center for Constitutional Rights announced that they had filed another lawsuit against Georgia prison officials, saying Diamond's gender-affirming health care needs were routinely ignored. ...

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