A transgender female prisoner was transferred to the state’s women’s prison Monday following a lawsuit she and the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon filed against the Oregon Department of Corrections.

Michalle Wright, 27, is now at the Coffee Creek Correctional Institution in Wilsonville. She was transferred from the Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem.

Wright’s lawsuit claimed she was denied essential medical care while in custody.

“We are grateful that Oregon Department of Corrections is making improvements to safety and health of transgender people in Oregon’s prisons and applaud new management protocol to provide appropriate care,” said Amy Herzfeld-Copple, co-executive director of Basic Rights Oregon.

Wright has identified as female since she was a teenager. She was unable to begin hormone therapy prior to being incarcerated.

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