The following comes from a June 10 story in the Washington Times.
California prison officials must give transgender inmates more female accessories, including nightgowns, robes, jewelry and scarves, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
The order comes as a part of a settlement in which the state agreed to pay for the sex-reassignment surgery of Shiloh Quine, 56, who identifies as a woman and is serving a life sentence without parole for murder, kidnapping and robbery.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Nandor Vadas said the initial settlement did not go far enough, agreeing with attorneys who said the state was denying access to paraphernalia “based solely on gender norms,” rather than security concerns, the Associated Press reported.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation must grant transgender inmates housed in men’s prisons access to accessories available in women’s prisons, including some chains and necklaces, pajamas, sandals, scarves and T-shirts, the judge said….