10 Mar Placing a transgender woman in a men's prison is a cruel punishment. A number of high-profile cases have thrown a spotlight on transgender women being sent to male prisons, with tragic results. Paris Lees, a trans woman who has spent time behind bars, explains why reform and greater understanding. 15 Sep The bill aims to promote the rights of transgender individuals by forcing health care employees to use patients' 'preferred name or pronouns.'. Punishing the Innocent: How the. Classification of Male-to-Female. Transgender Individuals in Immigration. Detention Constitutes Illegal Punishment. Under the Fifth Amendment. Laurel Anderson†. Christina Madrazo, a male-to-female pre- operative transgender immigrant, was detained in Krome Detention Center in Miami.