Crosby v. Reynolds (USA)


In 1991, a federal district court held in Crosby v. Reynolds that the safety needs of a transgender inmate trump the privacy needs of other prisoners (in this case, a prison housed a pre-operative male-to-female transsexual on hormones in the women’s unit and one of the female inmates objected on the grounds of privacy).  The Crosby decision demonstrates that federal law does not necessarily require a strict segregation by genitalia, but rather a weighing of safety concerns.