This compilation provides synopses for five federal court decisions concerning prisons' failure to provide adequate care specific to the needs of transgender prisoners. Each case holds that denial of treatment such as hormone therapy can constitute deliberate indifference to a serious medical need in violation of the Eighth Amendment.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.