170 Transgender Women In Colorado Prisons File Lawsuit Claiming Violence and Sexual Harassment

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About 170 transgender women incarcerated in Colorado prisons have filed a lawsuit against the Colorado Department of Corrections alleging discrimination and harassment (Shutterstock).

About 170 transgender women who are incarcerated in Colorado have filed a lawsuit against the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC), alleging that they have been discriminated against based on their identity and have been subjected to unsafe conditions.

The suit, which was filed by the Transgender Law Center (TLC) and King & Greisen, LLP on Friday, lists seven transgender women who are incarcerated at the CDOC that have experienced physical violence and sexual harassment while they are serving time. The lawsuit is demanding that the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act and the Colorado Constitution mandate that CDOC provide transgender women the same rights given to non-transgender inmates in custody, as well as make sure they are safe and given proper medical care.

“Right now there are around 170…

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