The Trump Administration Just Rolled Back Rules That Protect Transgender Prisoners

The Trump Administration Just Rolled Back Rules That Protect Transgender Prisoners:

The Trump administration on Friday rolled back rules that allowed transgender inmates to use facilities that match their gender identity, including cell blocks and bathrooms, thereby reversing course on an Obama administration effort to protect transgender prisoners from sexual abuse and assault.

The Bureau of Prisons now “will use biological sex” to make initial determinations in the type of housing transgender inmates are assigned, according to a notice posted Friday evening that modifies the previous policy.

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