March 12, 2024

The Justice Department announced today its finding that the Utah Department of Corrections (UDOC) violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by discriminating against an incarcerated transgender woman based on her disability, gender dysphoria. The department’s investigation found that UDOC failed to provide the complainant (who identifies as female but was assigned male at birth) with equal access to health care services and failed to make reasonable modifications to its policies and practices to enable her to treat her gender dysphoria by living consistently with her gender identity. To read more, please read our press release. For more information on the ADA, please visit or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TTY 833-610-1264).