Trans­gen­der in­mate op­tion

New York Post - - NEWS - Rich Calder

New York City in­mates will get to choose where they’re housed based on their gen­der iden­tity, of­fi­cials an­nounced Mon­day.

New York will join San Fran­cisco in es­tab­lish­ing a pol­icy to ac­com­mo­date trans­gen­der in­mates.

Mayor de Bla­sio signed an or­der in 2016 di­rect­ing all city build­ings that have sin­gle-sex bath­rooms and locker rooms to let peo­ple use the bath­rooms of the gen­der with which they iden­tify.

The Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tion ini­tially re­ceived a par­tial ex­emp­tion be­cause of in­mate safety con­cerns.

The cor­rec­tion agency will have un­til Oct. 13 to im­ple­ment the new pol­icy, which was an­nounced by the city Com­mis­sion on Hu­man Rights.

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