A transgender person behind bars for manslaughter impregnated two fellow inmates at a New Jersey women’s prison, prompting officials to move the convicted felon to a different facility, a report revealed Saturday.
Demi Minor, 27, was moved last month from the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women to the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility — a prison for young adults in Burlington County, announced a New Jersey Department of Corrections spokesman.
Minor wrote in a blog post on the website “Justice 4 Demi” on July 15 about being placed on suicide watch at the new facility due to a previous case of self harm. The convicted felon claimed that the request to be strip-searched by a female DOC officer was declined by the guards.
This week I was moved from a female facility to a male facility, I mean this type of hatred towards who I truly am has to stop, but know this… I will never stop rising above..
— Ms. Demi Minor (@freeMsDemi) July 5, 2022
“[NJDOC] have violated my right to be safe and free from sexual harassment, by putting me in one of the most violent youth Correctional facilities,” Minor wrote. “While living here at GYSC, I have found myself under attack by young inmates who are immature and just plain ignorant towards a person like me.”
Demi sent us this from the SEGREGATED unit in Edna for trans women before she was shipped to male facilities. pic.twitter.com/c6MGMGtsk8
— Justice 4 Demi (@justice4demi) July 5, 2022
Demi Minor was briefly transferred to New Jersey State Prison, where the convict “was called he and him well over 30 times,” adding, “this has not happened to me in years being referred to primarily as a man.”
Earlier, it was stated that Minor was removed from the female prison forcibly and beaten during the transfer. The authorities said that investigations of the allegation are being conducted.
“NJDOC cannot comment on any active investigations,” they said. “The Department has zero tolerance for abuse, and the safety and security of the incarcerated population and staff are of critical importance.”
As the NYPost wrote, “Minor’s move comes months after it was revealed that two inmates had been impregnated while locked up at the female prison with the transgender person.”
“In 2021, New Jersey enacted a policy to allow prisoners to be housed in accordance with their preferred gender identity. The policy, which was in place for at least a year, was part of a settlement from a civil rights suit brought by a woman forced to live in men’s prisons for 18 months,” it explained.
According to the outlet, Minor will be eligible for parole in 2037.
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