Officials in Georgia have revoked a blanket policy addressing medical treatment for transgender inmates. The decision comes after the Department of Justice backed a lawsuit filed by Ashley Diamond, a trans inmate, seeking restoration of hormone therapy. There is still more to be done for trans prisoners.
Department of Justice
April 13, 2015
April 7, 2015
The Department of Justice released a statement in support of Ashley Diamond, a transgender inmate in Georgia. The statement says that Ms. Diamond and all other trans prisoners deserve access to medically necessary gender-affirming care.
April 1, 2014
The US Department of Justice trained law enforcement officers in best practices for serving the transgender community, for the first time ever, last week. Similar trainings will take place for local police departments throughout the country.