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In settlement with transgender woman, New York jail to implement LGBTQ prison reform

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In settlement with transgender woman, New York jail to implement LGBTQ prison reform


A transgender woman in New York has agreed to a landmark settlement that could lead to widespread change in the treatment of incarcerated LGBTQ people at Broome County correctional facilities.

Makyyla Holland, a 25-year-old transgender woman, accused Broome County Jail correctional officers of abuse and discrimination while she was in their custody for six weeks.

As a result of the $140,000 settlement filed on Thursday, Broome County will commit to implementing LGBTI Guidelines for Safe Confinement.

Holland’s complaint argued that she was beaten, placed in a men’s housing unit, and…



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