Ashley Diamond, 36, reports to the The New York Times how she was denied her rights while placed in a men’s prison in Georgia. Punishments ranged from being raped at least seven times, being mocked as a “he-she thing,” and being placed in solitary confinement for “pretending to be a woman.”
“Every day I struggle with trying to stay alive and not wanting to die. Sometimes I think being a martyr would be better than having to live with all this.”
This article explores policy on transgender inmates as well as actions including the Prison Rape Elimination Act.
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