State may be violating rights of transgender inmate, judge rules

Boston Globe By Michael Levenson June 15, 2018 The Massachusetts Department of Correction may be violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and the US Constitution by housing a transgender woman in an all-male prison, where she alleges she has been groped and taunted by male prisoners and guards, a federal judge ruled Thursday. In a strongly worded […]

Prison officials say transgender woman should remain incarcerated in all-male prison

February 28, 2018 The Boston Globe By Michael Levenson State prison officials told a federal judge Wednesday that they are refusing to transfer a transgender inmate to the state women’s prison because they believe they have already made reasonable accommodations for her in a men’s prison and are concerned she would disrupt the prison climate […]

A transgender woman is suing Mass. over placement at male prison

November 15, 2017 The Boston Globe By Michael Levenson Being assigned to an all-male prison was traumatic enough. But a transgender woman incarcerated at MCI-Norfolk says she has been subjected to groping and taunting by male prisoners and correctional officers who routinely harass her because she identifies as a woman. Now, the 52-year-old prisoner, who has […]