Judge: Oregon prison must give transgender inmate new cell

A county circuit judge on Wednesday ordered officials to put her in a single cell or assign her to a cellmate who is transgender.

Posted: Jun 2, 2019 9:26 AM

UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) - A transgender inmate being held at an Oregon prison for men has been granted new living arrangements.

The Oregonian/Oregon Live reports Brandy Hall transitioned to female while in prison after being convicted of sex crimes involving abusing girls in 2007.

A complaint filed last year claimed her incarceration with male cellmates at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla violated her constitutional rights because officers weren't addressing the physical and sexual harassment against her.

A county circuit judge on Wednesday said the state corrections department was deliberately indifferent about Hall's safety and ordered officials to put her in a single cell or assign her to a cellmate who is transgender.

But the judge also rejected Hall's claim about her constitutional rights and refused her request to transfer to a women's prison.

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