BREAKING: #AshleyDiamond, #Trans Woman at Center of Historic Lawsuit Against GA Prison System, Released from Augusta Prison

Great news after a terrible ordeal…

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Congratulations to Ms. Diamond on her early release!

Via the SPLC, who are representing Diamond:

Ashley Diamond, the transgender inmate who sued the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) after being denied a safe environment and medically necessary gender dysphoria treatment, was released today after more than three years in prison, where she was housed with male inmates and sexually assaulted eight times.

Diamond, 37, was released from Augusta State Medical Prison just five days after the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed additional documents supporting her motion for preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed in February. The papers, which include sworn statements from multiple transgender inmates, demonstrate that the GDC continues to systematically deny appropriate care to transgender inmates, despite having earlier announced a policy change.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Diamond, via the Southern Poverty Law Center

“I’m overjoyed to be with my family again and out of harm’s way,”…

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