Nonnie Lotusflower v. Washington DOC, et al

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The ACLU of Washington represents Nonnie Lotusflower, a transgender woman in the custody of the Washington Department of Corrections (“DOC”) in a case challenging DOC's blanket ban on gender affirming surgery for transgender people. In September 2017, Ms. Lotusflower filed a pro se complaint against the DOC claiming a violation of her Eighth Amendment right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment and we entered the litigation in February 2018. Although DOC has recently revised its policy, litigation over Ms. Lotusflower's access to medically necessary surgery remains ongoing.