A trans inmate wins health care and will move to women's prison after suing Minnesota

Posted on AllSides June 1st, 2023
From The Left
Caroline Yang for NPR

Christina Lusk, a transgender woman who sued the Minnesota Department of Corrections over her treatment while in prison, has reached a settlement that includes a move to the state's women-only Shakopee prison and access to gender-affirming health care.

Lusk had been fighting for these rights since she was incarcerated in 2019 and filed the lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Corrections nearly a year ago.

As part of the settlement, Lusk will also receive a $495,000 payout, which includes about $250,000 in legal fees.

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