Michigan Department of Corrections (USA)

The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) has adopted a new policy regarding prisoners access to “hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgery.”  The policy replaces the former guidelines, which “only allowed transgender inmates to receive hormones if they had begun treatment before incarceration.”  The new policy also “allows for transgender inmates to be considered for transition-related surgeries.” According to Michigan ACLU staff attorney Jay Kaplan, “[t]ransgender people who are sentenced to serve time in our prisons should not be forced to endure cruel and unusual punishment because of their gender identity,” implying that denying incarcerated individuals access to hormones or “transition-related surgeries” is somehow “cruel and unusual punishment.”
Michigan allows transition-related care for inmates — The Gayly
Michigan Department of Corrections revises policy, allows transition-related care for transgender inmates — SPLC