For Years, Ashley Diamond Advocated From Inside a Men's Prison. She's Finally Free

August 12, 2022
Them. magazine

...Diamond has sued the Georgia Department of Corrections twice: once for denying her access to hormone therapy and once for refusing to protect her from repeated sexual assault and other forms of neglect. The former case, resolved in 2016, resulted in a landmark decision that allowed dozens of incarcerated trans people in Georgia to start receiving hormones, per the New York Times. The latter case, however, is ongoing, with the Department of Justice filing a statement of interest last April.

As Diamond’s reincarceration shows, just because she’s been freed from prison does not mean that her battle is over. Chinyere Ezie, a senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights and a legal representative for Diamond, noted in a press release that, “Ashley is returning to a hostile world where trans people and people with felony convictions have difficulty securing housing and employment because of bias and stigma.” ...

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