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Texas county adopts sweeping new policy to protect transgender rights in prison

A Texas county has just adopted a sweeping new policy to protect the rights and safety of transgender people who are incarcerated, including allowing transgender people to be housed according to their gender identity and ensuring they are addressed by their chosen name in spoken identification and on official documentation while incarcerated, the Associated Press reports.

Harris County is home to the third-largest county jail in the nation, and is the first in Texas to adopt such a policy.

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