BROOME COUNTY, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – A transgender lady is suing Broome County alleging discrimination, abuse, and denial of healthcare care.
23-calendar year-outdated Makyyla Holland states she suffered violence and threats to her protection in the course of a 6-week stint in the Broome County Jail.
For the duration of that time, Holland claims she was housed in the male portion of the jail, subjected to recurrent strip lookups and beatings by corrections officers, and harassment from fellow inmates.
She suggests she was also denied her antidepressant drugs and hormone therapies producing her to go into withdrawal.
Holland claims she wasn’t offered bras, women’s underwear, deodorant, and cosmetics that are supplied to female prisoners.
In a complaint submitted in federal courtroom, the Transgender Authorized Defense and Training Fund and the New York Civil Liberties Union argue that the alleged abuse violated Holland’s constitutional rights.
The corporations also want New York Condition to move a law necessitating jails to present housing consistent with an inmate’s gender identity.
Broome County Sheriff Dave More challenging is out of town and unavailable for comment.