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Friday, April 18, 2014 11:38 AM
Transgender Prisoner’s Lawsuit Sparks BOP Policy Change

by Derek Gilna

A lawsuit filed by a tranmasssgender federal prisoner in Massachusetts has resulted in the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) making appropriate medical care available “to [prisoners] who believe they are the wrong gender,” according to a May 31, 2011 memo issued to all BOP wardens. Previous BOP policy limited treatment of transgender prisoners to medical care that maintained them “at the level of [gender] change which exi . . .

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