Lakisha Lavette Short @ACLU_Delaware (USA)

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Lakisha Lavette Short is a Woman who identifies as a Man named Kai. Short filed for a name change, which was denied because Short is currently serving a 55-year prison sentence for first-degree robbery, two weapons counts and aggravated menacing. The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware is now assisting Short in arguing to the state’s highest court that the lower court should have granted the name change.

Query if the ACLU is doing anything to help Short get out of prison sooner, as the sentence imposed as a habitual offender seems extremely punitive.

Short previously sued the prison system for inadequate health care based on sexual orientation and race; the court threw out that lawsuit.

Habeas Petition.

Transgender inmate fights for name change.

State Case 1.

State Case.