Should Jails Provide Sex Change Operations To Inmates?

California prisons are already required to provide hormone therapy to inmates who were taking them when they were incarcerated, but now Lyralisa Stevens, who was born male but lives as a woman, is suing to make the state pay for a sex change operation while she serves her prison sentence. » 4/19/11 9:40pm 4/19/11 9:40pm

Mexican Women's Long Imprisonment For Miscarriages Ends

Seven women imprisoned in Guanajuato, Mexico for up to 8 years have been freed after legal reforms reduced the 25-to-35-year sentencing. A local women's activist says they miscarried; the hard-line anti-abortion state says they delivered live babies. » 9/08/10 5:13pm 9/08/10 5:13pm

Mexican Women Jailed For Having Abortions

An activist in Mexico says six women in the state of Guanajuato are serving 25 to 30 years in prison for homicide — because they had abortions. Guanajuato also happens to lead the country with its rate of teenage pregnancies. » 7/22/10 12:06pm 7/22/10 12:06pm

Being A Trans Woman In A Men's Prison

"There are already two strikes against you because you're black or Hispanic and gay or transsexual. They feel like they can do whatever they want to you, and many times they can." That's Kira, a transsexual, on her prison experience. » 6/11/10 4:40pm 6/11/10 4:40pm

U.S. Journalist Held In Iran Continues Hunger Strike

Roxana Saberi, the Iranian-American journalist jailed in Iran for allegedly spying for the United States, has vowed to continue her hunger strike until she is released, though her father says she is "very weak." » 4/27/09 9:30am 4/27/09 9:30am