TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — A transgender prisoner has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Corrections, claiming they are not allowing her to get her hormone treatments that were promised when she pleaded guilty in a murder case.READ MORE: Hollywood Looks To Tighten Animal Abuse Laws
The American Civil Liberties Union filed Reiyn Keohane’s suit Monday to force the department to continue hormone treatments she began a month before her September 2013 arrest for second-degree murder in Fort Myers.
Without the treatments, Keohane says she suffers from depression. While being held in the men’s prison, she attempted to hang herself and later tried to castrate herself.READ MORE: London-Bound American Airlines Flight Returned To MIA After Couple Refused To Wear Masks
Keohane was born male but has lived as a female since she was 14. She is now 22.
Keohane said in the lawsuit that the promise of continued hormone treatments in prison was a motivating factor to pleading guilty of stabbing her roommate.MORE NEWS: Florida COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease
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