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This is a step-by-step guide for legally changing your name and gender while incarcerated, including necessary court paperwork. The guide was made in collaboration with Transgender Gender-variant and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Transgender Law Center (TLC). In 2017, the Name and Dignity Act (SB 310) was signed into law! This policy was made possible because of work by transgender people inside of prisons and jails. This law honors the dignity and well-being of transgender people currently inside California prisons and jails, who are subject to daily violence and unsafe conditions, by blocking staff’s ability to misgender and misname them. It will also help with the re-entry process, since trans people will now have an opportunity to change their name and gender BEFORE leaving prison, resulting in one less obstacle to accessing housing, employment, healthcare, and benefits upon release.