Minnesota recognizes she’s a woman. She’s locked in a men’s prison anyway.

Christina Lusk is a transgender woman and inmate at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Moose Lake. Lusk was denied a request to be sent to a women’s prison at intake and is now suing, demanding to be moved and also citing serious harassment and assault at this facility. Additional reporting from Jaclyn Diaz at NPR: This story is […]

Medical neglect for transgender inmates too often demands court intervention

“Transgender inmates who don’t get proper gender-affirming care in prison can experience serious anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. One individual said the experience was “catastrophic.” Note: This story contains graphic details of incidents of self-harm. NPR’s Jaclyn Diaz reports on the experiences of transgender inmates, including an incarcerated woman who’s been denied her hormones therapy […]

Woman held without bail subject to anti-trans harassment & medical neglect

From San Diego Downtown News “In a signed declaration to an attorney and according to her husband, Nikki Yach requested to be placed in Los Colinas Detention Facility with other women when she was booked. She was held in San Diego Central Jail, a men’s jail, for several months before being transferred to Vista Detention […]

A Prison Used Solitary Confinement to Force a Trans Man to Undergo a Genital Exam, Lawsuit Alleges

Sillouette of an individual with short hair/shaved head, behind a leafy plant on the ground, facing a window with a blurred view of tall buildings.

Content Note: Article contains detailed descriptions. It’s demeaning enough that (pseudonymn) John Smith was subject to invasive exams that violate the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, or PREA, which prohibits jails and prisons from conducting exams solely to determine someone’s genital status. After multiple parties inspected his genitals, he finally refused further exams, and according […]