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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

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Case: Adams v. Federal Bureau of Prisons et al.

STATUS: Victory, Massachusetts

The National Center for Lesbian Rights litigated and settled a case for Vanessa Adams that ensured proper treatment and healthcare for transgender prisoners housed in the federal prison system.

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Case: Gammett v. Idaho State Board of Corrections

STATUS: Victory, Idaho

Successfully represented an incarcerated transgender woman who was denied treatment for GID by the Idaho Department of Corrections.

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Featured Policy & Legislation

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Policy: LGBT Prisoners

California

NCLR is working with correctional agencies in California to develop policies and procedures to protect the health and safety of LGBT prisoners. This work includes efforts to house transgender women in female housing units, ensuring transgender prisoners’ access to hormone therapy, and implementing policies and procedures that protect LGBT prisoners from sexual and physical violence.

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Legislation: Prison Rape Elimination Act

NCLR has worked for years on issues related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), a federal law passed in 2003 to address sexual assault of prisoners. NCLR worked with the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC) to ensure that protections are in place for kids held in juvenile facilities.

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Press Releases

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December 18, 2014

NCLR and ACLU’s New “Know Your Rights” Guide Provides Vital Information for Transgender Prisoners

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September 30, 2011

Federal Bureau of Prisons Makes Major Change in Transgender Medical Policy

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