TIMELINE Late April 2015

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Fe­bru­ary 2015

The SPLC files a fed­eral law­suit against the GDC claim­ing that Ash­ley Diamond had been de­nied med­i­cal treat­ment and had been sex­u­ally as­saulted by other in­mates at Ge­or­gia State Prison.

Early April 2015

The U.S. Depart­ment of Jus­tice is­sues a state­ment in sup­port of Diamond, say­ing that deny­ing her hor­mone treat­ments is un­con­sti­tu­tional. El­ton John and R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe also is­sued a joint state­ment, de­mand­ing jus­tice for Diamond and for all trans­gen­der in­mates in Ge­or­gia.

Mid-April 2015

The GDC re­stores Diamond’s hor­mone treat­ments, although Diamond’s at­tor­neys voice con­cerns that the dosage ap­pears to be too low to be ther­a­peu­tic.

U.S. Dis­trict Judge Marc Tread­well de­nies Diamond’s re­quest to be trans­ferred to a lower-se­cu­rity prison for her safety.

May 2015

GDC of­fi­cials agree to trans­fer Diamond from Ge­or­gia State Prison to Rut­ledge State Prison, a medium-se­cu­rity fa­cil­ity in Colum­bus.

July 2015

Diamond al­leges that she was sex­u­ally as­saulted in a hold­ing cell at Ge­or­gia State Prison, a stopover on the way from Rut­ledge to a med­i­cal ap­point­ment in Au­gusta.

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