An elderly man has been decapitated in Georgia and police are searching for clues, but the big Georgia news at Huffington Post is not this grisly murder. Rather, it’s a “torture” case. That is, if we can call letting nature take its course “torture.”
Georgia’s prison officials will have to explain themselves in court if they continue to refuse hormone therapy to transgender inmates, warns a letter delivered to the state’s Department of Corrections on Tuesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an advocacy group based in Alabama.
Starting in 2012, department employees violated the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment by denying hormone treatment to Ashley Diamond, a transgender inmate who had received the treatment for nearly two decades before entering the prison system, the letter alleges.
Methinks this word “torture” is being tossed out willy-nilly here. Letting nature take its course here is not “torture.” The real torture is in his identity confusion. This person would benefit from some psychiatric therapy that is based on reality, not fantasy. Law enforcement officials in Georgia have more important things to do…like finding out why an elderly man was decapitated, for example.
Imagine the pain addicts go through when they are sent to prison, whether or not they were sent for a drug-related offense. Is the Department of Corrections responsible for that “torture?” No. Prisoners should be given the medical care that they need to be physically and mentally healthy. He’s a man. That is reality. He would benefit from learning to live with reality.