Transgender in Prison

The 11th Circuit ruled that an inmate’s claims against the Florida Department of Corrections’ now-repealed “freeze frame” policy limiting transgender inmates to the medical treatments they were receiving when they were taken into custody are moot. The circuit court also found the department did not violate the Eighth Amendment when it refused the inmate’s request to wear long hair, makeup and women’s undergarments.

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Civil Rights Commission Takes Stand for Female Inmates

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a report Wednesday that condemned how state and federal prisons treat female inmates, saying a broad range of disparities in areas from medical care to discipline show that correctional facilities are not designed for or tailored to women’s needs. 

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