Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Dissed In Prison

When you are incarcerated you don’t have many choices your life is pretty well dictated but when you are a trans people sometimes your life is hell and many times it is by the prison staff.
Transgender Inmate Wins Personal E-mail Discovery
Bloomberg BNA
By Tera Brostoff
June 15, 2016

June 15 — A transgender prisoner can get the personal e-mails of physicians who allegedly acted with deliberate indifference to the inmate's need for hormone therapy, the Eastern District of New York held June 14 ( Sunderland v. Suffolk County, 2016 BL 189009, E.D.N.Y., No. CV 13-4838 (JFB) (AKT), 6/14/16 ).

The court allowed the “no stone unturned” search because of the concern that relevant e-mails could be found on personal computers that the defendants intentionally decided to keep off their work computers.

Jeremy Sunderland sued Suffolk County, N.Y., as well as physicians employed by the county who treated Sunderland while she was an inmate, for alleged violations of the Eighth Amendment.
“Moreover, to the extent such documents exist on the Individual Defendants' personal computers, they may contain information going to bias or motivation which may show why a personal computer was used for such communications, including information which may support Plaintiff's claims of deliberate indifference against the Individual Defendants,” the court concluded.
This is a touchy subject with many strong feelings on both sides of the argument.

Some people think this is prison and you have no rights, that prisoners should not be given hormones or Gender Confirming Surgery.

I take an opposite view that they should receive all medically necessary medical treatment the courts have ruled that you cannot deny an inmate proper healthcare to do so otherwise is cruel and unusual punishment. It is hard enough to get your hormones in jail let only having a biased doctor.  

Next month I am going to jail... to do training for the staff at the prison.

I am trying to figure out what I should cover in the presentation, any ideas?

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