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ACLU settlement against San Bernadino County over treatment of gay, lesbian bisexual inmates approved

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An ACLU lawsuit alleging discrimination of gay, transgender and bisexual inmates by San Bernardino County was settled today in Riverside. 

Inmates at San Bernardino County Men’s Jail who identified as gay, bisexual or transgender were automatically assigned to special housing sections called the Alternative Lifestyle Tank. 

ACLU attorney Amanda Goad said staff didn’t feel equipped to protect them outside of their cells. So inmates spent up to 23 hours a day in there.