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 […]

Appeals Court Ruling on Transgender Rights: What It Means

In a case involving a former inmate who accused a Virginia prison of discrimination, a federal appeals court has held that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers individuals with “gender dysphoria.” The ruling expanded the legal consensus on the discrimination protections available to some transgender people. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th […]