A transgender prisoner who got two fellow inmates pregnant at New Jersey’s only women’s prison has been moved to a men’s prison.
Demi Minor, who is serving a 30-year sentence for stabbing her former foster father to death, was moved from the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility to the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility in June.
However, Minor was removed from Edna Mahan after it emerged that she had impregnated two inmates.
According to reports, the 800-inmate Mahan facility began housing transgender women including those that have yet to undergo gender reassignment surgery last year after a lawsuit brought by an inmate and the ACLU. It now has 27 trans prisoners.
A source familiar with the prison told local media that cell doors are left open during recreation time, so inmates can theoretically use those periods to sneak into each other’s cells or slip into a bathroom for ‘quickie sex’.
Minor started to transition into a woman in 2020 and was transferred out of the male prison system to Mahan.
Minor Faces Abuse
According to Minor, 27, she was misgendered and abused by guards during the transfer and was even placed on suicide watch after she tried to hang herself while she was being transferred to GSCF.
In a post on her Justice 4 Demi blog, Minor claimed that she was targeted by correctional officers, with one of them mocking her when she asked to be stripped and searched by a woman. In a separate post, she claimed she was beaten during the transfer.
She said she was briefly held at New Jersey State Prison, where guards allegedly called her ‘a he’ over 30 times.
Minor’s case gained attention in April when the New Jersey Department of Corrections revealed that she had impregnated two fellow inmates at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility.
The inmate also said that while she was allowed to keep her make-up, she knows wearing it “is a death wish”
“I have accepted that I am in a male facility but I have not accepted nor will I ever agree to or accept that I am anything other than a woman who happens to be transgender,” Minor wrote.
In a scathing blog post, Minor accused guards of mistreating her and threatening her.
On one occasion, she said one guard told her “I don’t care what you do…. there is no camera here… everyone here is man including you”.
Minor was briefly in the custody of the New Jersey State Prison, where she said other concerning incidents took place.
“The department of corrections has violated my right to be safe and free from sexual harassment, by putting me in one of the most violent youth Correctional facilities. 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 Minor
Minor said she has been removed from Edna Mahan ‘as a punishment for what occurred over two months ago.
“They have violated my right to be safe and free from sexual harassment, by putting me in one of the most violent youth correctional facilities,” she alleged.’
The trans inmate said she was also being attacked by “ignorant” younger inmates.
She narrated how an inmate cut in front of her and said ”I am not standing behind no ‘fag'” and then spit directly in her direction.
She accused the DOC of causing her irreparable psychological damage by exposing her to those triggering situations.
“I don’t know what it’s like to live as a man, and I refuse to ever revert back to such habits or behavior,” Minor wrote.