New York City jails to accommodate transgender inmates - News Summed Up

New York City jails to accommodate transgender inmates


NEW YORK—Inmates in New York City’s jail system will be housed with fellow inmates of the gender they identify with, officials said Monday. The announcement by Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city commissioner of human rights means New York will join San Francisco in establishing a policy to accommodate transgender inmates. “Respecting someone’s gender identity or gender expression is key in making sure that everyone in New York City is living with dignity and respect,” said Carmelyn Malalis, the commissioner of human rights. “The fact that somebody’s incarcerated or not doesn’t really change that.”Read more:Federal transgender inmates to be housed according to gender identity


Source: thestar April 16, 2018 17:37 UTC


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