A Minnesota transgender inmate is being moved to a women’s prison and will receive a vaginoplasty as well as $495,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit against the state Department of Corrections.
Transgender Inmate In Minnesota Wins And Will Be Transfer To Women’s Prison In Settlement
Christina Lusk, 57-year-old, A Minnesota transgender inmate will be moved to women’s prison will receive a vaginoplasty as well as $495,000 this is a settlement for her being discriminated and it is against the state Department of Corrections.
According to them, it is way important to respect each other’s gender, and Lusk was discriminated for being a gay and now it is against the state law. Christina Lusk, as a settlement for being discriminated, she will be transferred to women’s prison facility in Shakopee next week and she will also have a surgery to make her be a real women.
Based on local affiliate, she will be transferred based on her gender identity. As part of the settlement, Minnesota DOC agreed to the surgery and also they will strengthen the law and policies regarding to a transgender inmate for them to be more respected and accepted. Lusk was arrested in 2018 and serving it’s sentence for drug offense.
Minnesota Transgender Inmate To Be Transfer At Women’s Prison Facility
The suspect undergone some surgery in order for her to be accepted at the jail and also she scheduled vaginoplasty according to the lawsuit. Lusk was very devastated after department medical director James Amsterdam said that she cannot get any surgery while she was in prison. She can doit after she will be released. Lusk’s behalf by St. Paul-based advocacy group Gender Justice filed a case for discrimination and wins, now she will be transferred to women’s facility and she will be treated as real women.