Ashley Diamond to Forego Trial to Focus on Healing

Transgender Woman’s lawsuit sought to hold Georgia prison officials liable for failing to protect her from sexual assault, denying care

January 19, 2023, Macon, GA – In response to Ms. Diamond’s decision to forego a trial, attorneys at the the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following statement:

Ashley Diamond has decided that a lengthy trial and the trauma of recounting her abuse and neglect by the Georgia Department of Corrections would be detrimental to her recovery. She is deeply grateful for the public support she has received over the years and looks forward to returning to her activism after she has spent time focusing on healing. 

For over a decade, Ms. Diamond has fought for the rights of imprisoned transgender people, and she hopes to continue to be a leader in this vital effort.

More information about the case can be found here and here.

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January 19, 2023