Miki Ann Dimarco confined in isolation because she's intersexed

The Casper Wyoming Star Tribune is carrying an article about Miki Ann Dimarco. Early this year, a U.S. District Court judge found that 438 days of confinement in Pod Three, a maximum security four-cell segregated area that is used to house the Wyoming Women’s Center worst inmates, was not cruel an unusual punishment. Dimarco was found guilty of passing six bad checks, totalling $742.85. That’s not why she was confined all alone for over a year. Rather, prison officials decided to segregate her when they discovered that she was intersexed.

Dusen, Matthew Van. 2004. Separate and Unequal. Casper Star Tribune, December 8. Available online.

Associated Press. 2004. Intersexual inmate wins rights claim. Billings Gazette, February 24. Available online.

Leonard, Arthur. 2004. Federal Judge Finds Wyoming Prison Violated Constitutional Rights of Intersexual Prisoner. LESBIAN/GAY LAW NOTES. Available from /dimarco.

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