Published report: Transgender woman transfers from men’s prisons following abuse claims

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A transgender woman who has been improperly confined in men's prisons for over 17 months is now being transferred to a New Jersey's women's prison following abuse and harassment claims.

The decision comes two weeks after a lawsuit was filed against the state's Department of Corrections from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.

According to NJ.com, Sonia Doe began serving a prison sentence back in March 2018.

Doe claims she spent the past year and a half going from one men's correctional facility to another, enduring harassment and abuse from inmates and prison staff.

The transfer of Foe next month to the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women is being viewed as the first step in the reform of the treatment of transgender prisoners.

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