Transgender rights activists demand fair treatment from NY State Sheriffs

A group of transgender rights activists have sent a letter to all New York State Sheriffs, urging them to adopt policies designed to improve the treatment of transgender people in custody. 

The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) sent the Monday morning missive to demand policies consistent with a recent landmark settlement between Upstate’s Broome County and Makyyla Holland, a transgender woman who experienced discrimination while detained.