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New Jersey agrees to house inmates according to gender identity after lawsuit

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New Jersey inmates will now be housed according to their gender identity as part of a settlement of a civil rights suit brought by a woman who was forced to live in men’s prisons for 18 months. The woman, identified in court documents by the pseudonym Sonia Doe, was represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey and Robyn Gigl, an attorney with the private law firm Gluck Walrath LLP. Doe — a transgender woman whose New Jersey driver’s license reflects her female gender and name — was “subject to discrimination, verbal and sexual harassment, and physical assault” for being hous…

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