A transgender woman with gender dysphoria spent six months incarcerated in an adult detention center. Prison deputies initially assigned her to women’s housing. But, after they learned that she was transgender, they quickly moved her to men’s housing.
It was a nightmare.
In men’s housing, the transgender woman (who I’ll refer to shortly as “Plaintiff”) experienced delayed medical treatment for her gender dysphoria, harassment by other inmates, and persistent and intentional misgendering and harassment by prison deputies, including a rough body search.
After her release from the detention center, Plaintiff sued the Sheriff for many things, including violating the