Transgender Del. inmate files civil rights lawsuit

Kamilla Denise London is accusing officials of denying her access to hormone therapy, reading her mail and putting her in solitary confinement

Associated Press

WILMINGTON, Del. — A transgender inmate is accusing Delaware prison officials of denying her access to medically recommended hormone therapy, reading her legal mail and putting her in solitary confinement in retaliation for her legal complaints.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that lawyers for Kamilla Denise London filed a civil rights lawsuit in the Court of Chancery against Department of Correction employees last week.

The lawsuit says employees at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, a male prison near Smyrna, transferred London to solitary confinement instead of moving her to a prison medical facility as recommended by her psychologists.

Prisons spokeswoman Jayme Gravell declined to comment, citing ongoing litigation.

London is serving 25 years for manslaughter after striking and killing a man while fleeing police in a stolen car.

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