Transgender woman seeks transfer from Georgia men’s prison

Transgender woman seeks transfer from Georgia men’s prison
Ashley Diamond says she has been sexually assaulted repeatedly and denied necessary medical treatment. (Source: WRDW)

GARDEN CITY, Ga. (WRDW) - A transgender woman held in a Georgia men’s prison says she has been sexually assaulted repeatedly and denied necessary medical treatment.

Ashley Diamond also says prison officials retaliated against her after she filed complaints and a lawsuit.

Diamond’s lawyers asked a federal judge in court filings Friday to order prison officials to transfer her to a women’s prison to keep her safe from sexual victimization by male inmates, to provide her with medical treatment necessary for her gender dysphoria and to stop retaliating against her, among other things.

The Department of Corrections did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Most of Diamond’s offenses occurred in Floyd and Carroll counties, according to state Department of Corrections records.

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