Raped Transgendered Inmate Can Sue

GayCityNews.com – By: Andy Humm

The California Supreme Court will allow Alexis Giraldo, a trans woman held in the all-male Folsom State Prison because she had not had gender reassignment surgery, to proceed with a suit against the guards who failed to protect her after she complained in January 2006 of being assaulted and raped “on a daily basis,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported. When she was attacked with a box-cutter in March of that year, she was finally put into a segregated unit. She was paroled in July 2007.