Trump rolls back Obama rules that helped transgender prisoners

The Bureau of Prisons rolled back some measures on Friday that helped prevent transgender prisoners from being harassed, assaulted and sexually abused.

The rules, posted just two days before President Trump's inauguration, laid out a number of guidelines for how prisons and guards should treat transgender inmates.

The manual instructed prisons to "recommend housing by gender identity when appropriate." 

Now, under Trump, some of the policies have been altered, according to an updated manual posted to the Bureau of Prisons website Friday. 

Officials will now use "biological sex as the initial determination" for where transgender inmates are housed. The line recommending housing by gender equality was struck out and highlighted. 

 Read more at USA Today

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