Trans Prisoner Moved Out of Women’s Facility after Impregnating Two Inmates
The prison system confirmed that two inmates became pregnant earlier this year
A transgender prisoner has been removed from a New Jersey women's prison after impregnating two female inmates, according to reports.
Demi Minor, 27, is now incarcerated at the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility in Burlington County after being housed at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for women.
Garden State is listed as a mixed-custody facility, however, New Jersey Department of Corrections spokesperson Dan Sperrazza stated Minor “is currently the only woman prisoner on the site,” NJ.com reported.
Minor objected to the transfer earlier this month in a post on the @freeMsDemi account on Twitter, which is operated by Justice for Demi.
“This week I was moved from a female facility to a male facility," reads the July 5 tweet.
"I mean this type of hatred towards who I truly have to stop, but know this… I will never stop rising above."
Minor began transitioning to female after being sent to prison in 2012 as Demitrius Minor to serve a 30-year sentence for manslaughter and carjacking.
“It is incredibly lonely beginning your gender transition inside of a men’s prison, especially when COVID restrictions prevent you from starting hormones,” Minor said in a pinned tweet on June 1, 2020.
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
In April, the prison system confirmed that two inmates became pregnant earlier this year after the corrections system began transferring male prisoners identified as female to Edna Mahan under a settlement agreement
According to the corrections department, the matter was under investigation, but “the two pregnancies resulted from consensual sexual relationships with another incarcerated person.”
The Justice for Demi website said in April that Minor “began sexual relationships with two women, both of which resulted in the pregnancies which have been reported in the news” while incarcerated at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for women.
The Women’s Liberation Front reported that 27 male-born inmates were being housed at Edna Mahan with no requirement for gender-reassignment surgery.
As The Washington Times reported:
The one-year settlement agreement expired last month, but Mr. Sperrazza said the transgender-housing policy remains in place, although “the department is currently reviewing the policy for housing transgender incarcerated persons with the intention of implementing minor modifications.”
Minor denied being a threat to female inmates, saying “I choose to love,” and citing loose prison security in an interview conducted earlier this year on the JPay app with NJ.com.
“Everyone is having sex at Edna it’s a sad reality, and the fact that a lady spent several nights in my cell unaccounted for goes to show you how unstructured this prison is,” Minor said.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced in June 2021 that he plans to close Edna Mahan after an independent report listed multiple violations, including incidents of violent conduct by guards against inmates.