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Ashley Diamond is an American transgender civil-rights activist and aspiring musician. Ashley received national attention when she was wrongfully housed in a men's prison for a nonviolent offense. While in prison she was denied medically necessary hormones she had been taking for over seventeen years, was beaten and sexually assaulted by inmates with no help from prison guards. From inside the prison, Diamond partnered with the Southern Poverty Law Center to file a class action lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Corrections; settling for an undisclosed amount. Ashley's case winning has changed Georgia prison system's laws on hormones for transgender inmates and has enforced prison officials to undergo sensitivity training.
Ashley was raised in Rome, Georgia.
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