Minneapolis, MN asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Minnesota

Q: Our daughter is transgender male halfway through her transition. She was placed in all male prison where she has been

sexually assaulted twice.She was brought to hospital both times.As her patents we need to get advice to help her any information you have or advice would be appreciated. Thankyou.

3 Lawyer Answers
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: I’d suggest contacting an attorney directly. Most will give a free consultation. But this is more complicated than can be addressed in this format.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: That would depend upon what you are wanting to do. Call an attorney to discuss, to clarify the question and goal, and explore possible legal remedies. Of course, the passage of time will destroy legal rights and remedies.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
Answered

A: Contact the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union, prison reform unit. Contact her attorney for the underlying case. Contact the LAMBDA Legal Defense Fund Their regional office is:

65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 2000

Chicago, IL 60601-7245

t 312-663-4413

f 312-663-4307

If your daughter did not ask the court or Prison to be transfered she should do so.

The following may be of use:

https://transequality.org/sites/default/files/docs/resources/PoliciestoIncreaseSafetyandRespectforTransgenderPrisoners.pdf

Ultimately, she would possibly have a claim for failure to protect her and the statute of limitations would be two years but as it is a government entity you are suing notice must be given within 180 days: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/3.736

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