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19Oct

Prison Workers Under Investigation for Allegedly Mocking Transgender Inmates in Private Facebook Groups

CHESTER, IL –

More than a dozen correctional employees in Illinois are under investigation after they were accused of mocking transgender inmates in private Facebook groups, state officials said.

Earlier this week, a review by Injustice Watch, a nonprofit journalism organization, found that at least 25 employees with the Illinois Department of Corrections — including prison guards, a counselor and a parole officer — have participated in online conversations that included degrading comments or disclosed medical information about transgender inmates in two private Facebook groups. The posts included references to transgender women as “it” and “he.”

 

BY: Nicole Chavez, Amanda Watts and Daniel Przygoda

PUBLISHED: CNN

LINK: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/17/us/illinois-correctional-officers-transgender-inmates/index.html

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