Trans woman Demi Minor, a 27-year-old who was jailed for 30 years for stabbing her former foster father to death, is now being held in a vulnerable unit at a men’s prison in New Jersey.
Minor was moved from the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility to the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility last month after news of the pregnancies hit headlines earlier this year.
In each incident, Minor had engaged in “consensual sexual relationships” with another incarcerated person, NJ.com reports.
The facility, which can house up to 800 inmates, welcomed transgender women last year.
Minor wrote in a post on her blog, Justice 4 Demi, claiming that she was mocked and strip searched by officers.
Her claims also included that she had been spat at by fellow inmates as part of ‘psychological damage’ experienced.
The inmate also claimed she was beaten and misgendered during the transfer multiple times.
As a result of the two pregnancies, the New Jersey Corrections Department said it was reviewing its policy with ‘implementing minor modifications’.
There are currently 27 trans inmates at the site.
Minor has been detailing her experiences in her online blog and has been an advocate for prisoners’ rights and various committees over the course of her time behind bars.
She wrote in her blog of how she was placed on suicide watch by prison staff after she tried to hang herself on the van journey to the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility.
Her recent post, entitled ‘Being Forced to Live in a Male Prison’, details how she pleaded with prison bosses to send her back to a female prison.
“As a woman who is transgender I truly fear what lies ahead for me, its clear that staff have looked for some kind of security reason to kick me out of the only female correctional facility, they have thrown me to the wolves and expected for me just gave up,” she wrote.
“I am baffled and disgusted by this use of power and I can only ask that the commissioner and governor’s office please send me back.
“I don’t deserve to be treated like this.”
In her blog, Minor has explained how there are no LGBTQ+ support groups at the men’s prison she’s been sent to.
She also added that she had been removed from Edna Mahan as “a punishment for what occurred over two months ago”.