Roommates, California Gov. Gavin Newsom just signed into law a package of measures intended to strengthen protections for LGBTQ prisoners. The latest includes one that requires the state’s correctional system to house transgender, gender-nonconforming and intersex people by their gender identity.
The new law, titled SB 132, also requires the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to interview and record a transgender inmate’s self-reported gender identity, gender pronouns and titles throughout their term in the facility, according to a press release from the Governor’s office.
Currently, prisons in California are segregated by gender, and advocates say prisons ……
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