Elton John, Stipe call for protection of transgender inmates

April 7, 2015 11:28 PM

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Elton John and Michael Stipe are calling for the equal rights of transgender inmates following claims that a transgender woman was mistreated at a Georgia prison.

"Transgender women in male prisons have an equal right to protection from violence and abuse in prison, and yet they continue to face horrific injustices," according to a joint statement they released Tuesday.

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