A transgender woman who impregnated two other women at a women’s only prison in New Jersey has been moved to a men’s prison where she is being held in a vulnerable unit. According to the 27-year-old inmate, she was “misgendered and beaten by corrections officers during transfer” and is now at risk of being attacked by men in the New Jersey facility for the incarcerated.
Demi Minor, 27, was convicted to thirty years behind bars for stabbing her foster father to death. After getting two women pregnant at the women’s facility, she was moved from the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility to the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility this past June. The inmate was allegedly attacked by prison guards during her transfer and attempted to commit suicide. She was placed on suicide watch after attempting to hang herself to death during her transfer to the men’s prison.
Minor has since opened up about her mistreatment on her Justice 4 Demi blog. She wrote about how prison guards targeted her because of her transgender status. One guard allegedly mocked her when she asked to be searched by a female officer. And in another post on the blog, Minor claims that the New Jersey correctional officers attacked her during her transfer from the women’s facility to the men’s facility.
Before Minor was moved to GSCF in June, she was temporarily held at the New Jersey State Prison, where guards called her “a he” at least thirty times. Minor became a headline in April after news broke that she impregnated two women at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility.
On July 15, 2022, Minor opened up about “being forced to live in a male prison” on her blog. She said she was “shipped” to the “male facility” due to the fact that I had hung myself in the van. I was placed on suicide watch. Prior to going to this darkly lit cell, I attempted to ask officers if I could be strip-searched by a female officer, which I felt comfortable doing. The Lieutenant refused and mocked me as I asked for this. He said if I did not follow his commands to allow two male officers to strip search me, he was going to cut all my clothes off of me and place me in a dry cell. I cried and complied with his commands as the male officer said things to me that I perceived as wrong. I was placed in a dark cell within detention housing as inmates who are on watch are placed in the detention unit and not the infirmary.”
Minor was allowed to keep her makeup but believed that if she wore it in the male facility, it would be nothing but “a death wish.”
She wrote, “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.”
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