Fields v. Smith, No. 10-2339 (7th Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
Wisconsin inmates challenged the state's Inmate Sex Change Prevention Act, Wis. Stat. 302.386(5m), which prevents the state Department of Corrections from providing transgender inmates with certain medical treatments. The district court ruled in favor of the inmates. The Seventh Circuit affirmed, noting the medical consequences and concluding that the policy violated the Eighth Amendment.