NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: Prisoners will be housed by their preferred gender identity

New York City’s jails will now house inmates by their preferred gender identity, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
What are the details?
De Blasio announced that the city’s Department of Corrections is working with the NYC Commission on Human Rights to ensure the safety of transgender New Yorkers.
“It’s the city’s responsibility to protect the rights and safety of all New Yorkers, and that means protecting transgender individuals in city jails as well,” de Blasio said in a statement. “New York City is one of the first major cities to commit to taking this step, and it’s crucial to ensuring all our facilities are welcoming and safe for all New Yorkers, no matter their gender identity.”
According to the statement, the Department of Corrections plans to implement the policy within six months, and de Blasio pointed to Executive Order No. 16, which he signed in 2016 requiring that all city entities allow individuals to

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