For transsexual individuals, the battle for equal rights is being fought on many fronts. However, while many people in California think of this mostly in the workplace or in marriage rights, the reality is that one forgotten area is also very important: prison.
One of the cases that best sums up this struggle is that of a transsexual person who is being held by the Georgia Department of Corrections. In her time there, she has not gotten the health care that she needed, specifically as it relates to hormone therapy. She has also been assaulted in the male prison by other inmates, as not enough has been done to protect her.