Michigan Department of Corrections announces policy preventing discrimination against…

MichiganMessenger.com – By Todd A. Heywood

The Michigan Department of Corrections announced Thursday it has implemented a new policy which will prevent discrimination against prisoners who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

The new policy directive reads, in part:

All prisoners committed to the jurisdiction of the Department shall be treated humanely and with dignity in matters of health care, personal safety and general living conditions. They also shall not be discriminated against based on race, religion, ethnic background, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or gender identity.