Transgender inmate transferred from jail after getting two prisoners pregnant

Prison officials sent a transgender inmate to a men's jail after they got two fellow inmates at a women's jail pregnant.

Demi Minor, 27, was transferred from New Jersey’s only women’s prison, where there are 27 trans inmates, to the vulnerable housing unit at a men’s facility.

Dan Sperrazza, a New Jersey Department of Corrections spokesman, said last week that Minor was sent to Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, a prison for young adults ages 18 to 30, where there are already three trans women already housed.

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The news comes a year after New Jersey reached a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey to house transgender inmates according to their gender identity, instead of their sex assigned at birth.

Sperrazza said “decisions related to an incarcerated person’s housing are made within the parameters of the settlement agreement which requires consideration of gender identity and the health and safety of the individual.”

Minor is serving a 30-year prison sentence for manslaughter.

They impregnated fellow inmates earlier this year following consensual sexual relationships.

Even consensual sex between inmates is illegal in New Jersey, the official added.

Last year, two inmates at Edna Mahan filed a lawsuit “challenging the state policy and practice of housing some pre-gender confirmation surgery transgender women.”

The suit added that it violates their constitutional rights, court documents showed.

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In a letter from Minor posted to the blog Justice 4 Demi, she said she was being punished for having consensual sex.

“As a woman who is transgender I truly fear what lies ahead for me, its clear that staff have looked for some kind of security reason to kick me out of the only female correctional facility,” Minor wrote in the post, which was published last Friday.

“They have thrown me to the wolves and expected for me to just give up, I am baffled and disgusted by this use power and I can only ask that the commissioner and governors office please send me back. I don’t deserve to be treated like this.”


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