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Article • August 22, 2017
Oregon ACLU & Transgender Prisoner Sue for Hormone Therapy by Mark Wilson by Mark Wilson "What's happening at the Oregon Department of Corrections is unconstitutional and its inhumane treatment of people and it has to stop," said Mat dos Santos, legal director for the Oregon chapter of the American Civil ...
Publication • July 27, 2017
Sylvia Rivera Law Project - Name Changes for Transgender Adults in New York State Prisons, 2017 NAME CHANGES FOR TRANSGENDER ADULTS IN NEW YORK STATE PRISONS Last Updated Spring 2017 LEGAL DISCLAIMER This manual was written by the staff at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. We would like to thank ...
Article • July 18, 2017
Trans People in Prison Fight Barriers to Changing Their Legal Names and Gender Markers by Victoria Law by Victoria Law, Truthout During her 30 years in California's prison system, Cookie Bivens has seen numerous trans women attempt to change their name and gender marker while incarcerated. Not a single woman ...
Brief • July 10, 2017
Wilson v. Lackawanna County, PA, Complaint, Trans Hormone Therapy, 2017 ·''. ' i;• ·; Case 3:17-cv-01191-RDM Document 1 Filed 07/07/17 Page 1 of 15 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA SPARKLES WILSON a/k/a STEVEN FRITZ 1371 N . WASHINGTON AVENUE SCRANTON, PA 18509 PLAINTIFF v. CIVIL ...
Brief • July 10, 2017
Wilson v. Lackawanna County, PA, Temporary Restraining Order, Trans Hormone Therapy, 2017 .. Case 3:17-cv-01191-RDM Document 2 Filed 07/07/17 Page 1 of 3 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA SPARKLES WILSON a/k/a STEVEN FRITZ 1371 N. WASHINGTON AVENUE SCRANTON, PA 18509 PLAINTIFF CIVIL ACTION - LAW ...
Publication • June 15, 2017
Dept of Homeland Security - Policy on Transgender Detainees, 2015 Office of Enfo;·cement and Removal Operations U.S. Department of Homeland Security 500 12"' St. SW Washington, DC 20536 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement June 19, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR: Assistant Directors Deputy Assistant Directors Field Office Directors Deputy Field Office Directors ...
California Pays for Transgender Prisoner’s Sex Reassignment Surgery by Joe Watson by Joe Watson The rights of transgender prisoners are in the throes of a major transition. In August 2015, California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) made the unprecedented decision to pay for sex reassignment surgery (SRS) for Shiloh ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Federal Transgender Prisoner Allowed to Wear Feminine Clothing at Video Trial by When Jeremy (Grace) Pinson was struck in the head by a white supremacist while imprisoned at FCI Terre Haute, she suffered a traumatic brain injury and was left partially blind. Retaliatory attacks followed that forced a lockdown of ...
Three Reports Provide Data on Prisoners Held in “Restrictive Housing” by Derek Gilna An October 15, 2015 report by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), covering the time period from 2011-12 – the most recent period for which statistics are available – indicated that on an ...
Seventh Circuit Tells Wisconsin Probationer with Gender Dysphoria how to Proceed by Matthew Clarke On December 23, 2015, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal of a Wisconsin probationer with gender dysphoria who was denied a preliminary injunction to allow her to move from a men’s homeless shelter ...
A Texas-Sized Failure - Sexual Assaults in TX Prisons, PJL TAASA, 2016 A TEXAS-SIZED FAILURE: Sexual Assaults in Texas Prisons A joint report of the Prison Justice League & 1the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault Acknowledgements This report was written by Erica Gammill & Elia Inglis. All content copyright © ...
New Report Says ICE Inspection Problems Perpetuate Prisoner Abuse by Derek Gilna The National Immigrant Justice Center and the Detention Watch Network recently released a joint report sharply critical of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency and its oversight methods, terming them "fundamentally unchanged and unreformed.  The ICE detention ...
Suit Over Guards Beating Transgender New York Prisoner Settles for $80,000 by On February 23, 2015, a lawsuit alleging two New York prison guards beat a transgender state prisoner while voicing anti-transgender slurs was settled for $80,000, which included $50,000 in attorney fees. Bryan Woodall was a pre-operative transgender New ...
Article • September 8, 2016
Britain Allows Same-Sex Civil Partnerships Inside Prisons by Same-sex prisoner couples in Britain, including those in the highest security classification, have been given the go ahead to enter into civil partnership and have appropriate ceremonies. Prison Service Order 4445 outlines the requirements for prisoners seeking to enter into same-sex civil ...
Sacramento County Pays $58K to Settle Rape Suit Brought by Transgender Detainee by In June 2006, Jackie Tates was paid $58,333.34 by Sacramento County to settle a federal suit filed by Tates, a pre-operative (male-to-female) transgender inmate, alleging that in November 2000, while housed at the Sacramento County Main Jail ...
Transfer to Women’s Prison Settles Formerly Male Prisoner’s GID Suit by Mark Wilson On October 31, 2013, Oregon prison officials agreed to transfer a formerly male prisoner to a women’s prison to settle her lawsuit. Linda Patricia Thompson suffers from Gender Identity Disorder (GID), or transsexualism, which is “a rare ...
Gender Outlaws: Transgender Prisoners Face Discrimination, Harassment and Abuse by by Emily Alpert, Oakland, California In Idaho, prisoner Linda Patricia Thompson wanted a transfer to a women's prison. A male-to-female transgender woman, or MTF, she had been living as a woman for several years, had changed her name legally, and ...
Torture in Healthcare Settings, CHRHL, 2013 Torture in Healthcare Settings: Reflections on the Special Rapporteur on Torture’s 2013 Thematic Report C E N T E R F O R H U M A N R I G H T S & H U M A N I TA R I ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Hill v. BOP, CO, Amended Complaint, failure to protect transgender, 2015 Case Case1:13-cv-03404-MSK-NYW 1:13-cv-03404-MSK-NYW Document Document86-1 89 Filed Filed06/01/15 05/29/15 USDC USDCColorado Colorado Page Page11ofof49 49 Exhibit 1—Proposed Second Amended Complaint IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. 13-cv-03404-MSK-BNB SCOTT HILL a/k/a SAMANTHA ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Hill v. BOP, CO, Settlement, failure to protect transgender, 2015
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