De'Lonta v. Angelone.

PositionFemale inmate's civil rights action - Brief Article

U.S. Appeals Court


GID -- Gender Identity Disorder

De'Lonta v. Angelone, 330 F.3d 630 (4th Cir. 2003). A female inmate brought a civil rights action alleging that prison officials and doctors had denied her adequate medical treatment for her gender identity disorder (GID), in violation of the Eighth Amendment. The district court dismissed the suit for failure to state a claim and the inmate appealed. The appeals court reversed and remanded, finding that the inmate stated a claim by alleging inadequate medical treatment to prevent...

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