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View Diary: San Diego County to review protocols for transgender detainees (27 comments)

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    I've heard of SD Border Patrol agents who bounced a handcuffed transwoman  around the back of their SUV while traveling off-road.

    The document was issued because of the death of a 35 year-old transwoman, Vanessa Facen.  She died in custody four days after a fight with deputies in the San Diego Central jail.  Even though she lived as a woman and had breasts, she had been housed with men because she still had male genitalia.  When the document was issued, the Sheriff's Department also agreed to institute sensitivity training…but no formal policy was developed.

    yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:34:52 PM PST

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