Incarcerated Transgender Woman Can Pursue Case for Appropriate Medical Care

by Dr. Jillain T. Weiss | Bilerico Project

Federal, state and local authorities in charge of jail and prison inmates are responsible for their health care. This is a big responsibility, because the U.S. incarcerates about 2.5 million people, more than any nation on earth. Appropriate medical care is also a Constitutional duty, because denial of appropriate medical care constitutes cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Eighth Amendment.

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