Fox News reports that a biological male, transgender female inmate who was being housed in a female-only prison has been transferred to a different facility after impregnating two female prisoners.
This situation took place at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Clinton, New Jersey. It is the state’s only women’s prison.
Over the years, this facility has dealt with a number of sexual assault scandals to the point where New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced that he had plans to shutter the facility. It is unclear whether Murphy still intends on carrying the plan out.
The biological male, transgender female prisoner is known as Demi Minor.
Minor is serving a 30-year prison sentence for manslaughter. According to Minor’s sentence, Minor will not be eligible for parole until 2037.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Minor impregnated two female prisoners at the Edna Mahan Correctional facility. This was reported to be the result of “consensual sexual relationships” with these two female inmates.
As a result of these two pregnancies, New Jersey has decided to transfer Minor to the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility in Burlington County, New Jersey. This is a facility for young adult offenders.
Minor is the only transgender female at this facility. Prison officials are reported to have put Minor in a vulnerable unit. No official reason why has been given.
Minor has a website called Justice 4 Demi, and, on this website, Minor claimed to have been beaten by corrections officers during the transfer. Whether this is true or not is unclear. Officials are said to be investigating the allegation.
Minor was able to impregnate two female prisoners because New Jersey has a policy that allows prisoners to be housed in a facility that aligns with their chosen gender identity.
Minor is a biological male but identifies as a female. As such, Minor chose to be housed with females.
New Jersey is not the only state to have a policy like this one.
Opponents of such policies warned that exactly what happened at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility would happen. It did. Now, the New Jersey government and the state’s residents have to deal with the mess.