NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: Prisoners will be housed by their preferred gender identity

New York City’s jails will now house inmates by their preferred gender identity, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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De Blasio announced that the city’s Department of Corrections is working with the NYC Commission on Human Rights to ensure the safety of transgender New Yorkers.

“It’s the city’s responsibility to protect the rights and safety of all New Yorkers, and that means protecting transgender individuals in city jails as well,” de Blasio said in a...


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