KYIV (Reuters) -The presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia met President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv on Wednesday and called for increased military support for Ukraine and for Russia to be held accountable for the actions of its troops on the ground. European politicians have flocked by train to the Ukrainian capital since Russian forces withdrew from the country's North in the face of strong Ukrainian resistance earlier this month. Before meeting Zelenskiy, the four presidents visited areas in Kyiv region where hundreds of slain civilians have been discovered after the Russian wi...
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Lusk, 57, is serving a prison sentence for drug possession.
The settlement stipulates that the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) must adopt new procedures, ensuring the safety and appropriate accommodation of transgender inmates. Policies include housing inmates based on their gender identity, providing necessary medical care such as hormone therapy, and prohibiting harassment or discrimination.
Lusk will receive $495,000 as part of the settlement, which includes $250,000 in legal fees.
"With this settlement, the Department of Corrections takes an important and necessary step toward fulfilling its responsibilities to the people in its care," Gender Justice Legal Director Jess Braverman, the organization that represented Lusk in the case, told NPR.
"Thanks to Christina Lusk's willingness to speak out, transgender people in custody will now have expanded access to the housing and health care they need, and the legal protections they deserve," Braverman added.
This case and its settlement carry national implications. It puts pressure on correctional systems across the country to reevaluate their treatment of transgender inmates.
Lusk is now being transferred to a women's facility. The legal victory is seen as a major step in the fight for transgender rights within the U.S correctional system.
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