On November 22, a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of approximately 170 transgender women who are alleging abuse and discrimination inside the Colorado Department of Corrections’ (CDOC) male prisons because they are trans, CBS News reported Monday (December 9).

The case, filed by the Transgender Law Center and King & Greisen law firm, was brought forth by seven women—Jane Gallentine, Megan Gulley, Lavinya Karpierz, Amber Miller, Taliyah Murphy, Kandice Raven and Cupcake Rivers—who are described as “representatives of themselves and all others similarly situated in this class action.”

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