ACLUFL, ACLU, and DLA Piper filed a lawsuit on behalf of a transgender woman who was being kept in a mens prison and was being denied hormone treatments she had been taking before incarceration. ACLUFL argues that denying hormone treatment violates the 8th amendment's protections against cruel and unusual punishment, which guarantees that prisoners will be given necessary medical treatments.



Daniel Tilley (ACLU of Florida); Leslie Cooper (ACLU LGBT & HIV Project); Ardith Bronson (DLA Piper LLP - US)

Date filed

August 15, 2016


District Court (N.D. Fla.)


Mark E. Walker


On appeal

Case number

Trial court: 16-cv-511-MW-CAS (N.D. Fla.); Appeal: 18-14096 (11th Cir.)