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Federal Court Orders Prison to Provide Medically Urgent Gender Confirmation Surgery for Idaho Trans Woman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099   Federal Court Orders Prison to Provide Medically Urgent Gender Confirmation Surgery for Idaho Trans Woman        Preliminary injunction is necessary to stop the “de facto” denial of transgender healthcare to prisoners by the Department of Correction BOISE, ID.—The U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho issued...

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Laws, Court Decisions, and Advocacy Tips to Protect Transgender Prisoners

This guide—a National Center for Lesbian Rights and ACLU joint publication—identifies laws, court decisions, advocacy tips, and other resources that may be helpful for adult transgender prisoners. Each transgender person’s experience in prison and jail is different, in part because the conditions vary a great deal from one prison to another and change over time. However, the safety and health of every transgender prisoner in the United States is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution no matter...

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Federal Judge In Idaho Orders Treatment For Transgender Inmate

Groundbreaking Decision First Of Its Kind (Boise, ID, July 30, 2007) — In a groundbreaking decision, a federal district court judge ruled Friday that the Idaho Department of Corrections must provide female hormone therapy to a transgender inmate while her case proceeds to trial in federal court in Boise, Idaho. Jenniffer Spencer sued the Idaho Department of Corrections for failing to diagnose or treat her gender identity disorder, the current medical diagnosis applied to transsexual people....

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