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Trans prisoner moved from women's prison after impregnating other inmates, report says
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A transgender inmate who allegedly impregnated two women at a prison in New Jersey has reportedly been transferred out of the facility.

Back in April, the New Jersey Department of Corrections told NJ.com that two inmates at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility became pregnant after having “consensual sexual relationships with another incarcerated person."

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The identities of the two pregnant inmates were not disclosed at the time, and it was unclear if the two pregnant inmates had sex with the same transgender inmate or with different transgender inmates.

Now, the Department of Corrections confirmed to NJ.com that one transgender inmate, who impregnated both of those women, has been transferred to Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, a prison for young adult offenders.

The transgender inmate, Demi Minor, 27, was placed in Edna Mahan after New Jersey enacted a policy in 2021 allowing prisoners to be placed in facilities in accordance with the gender identity of their own preference, the New York Post reported. Inmates can provide their gender identity preference at any time during their incarceration, according to the policy.

Minor has been issuing statements and posting to social media while incarcerated. On July 5, Minor posted about the transfer.

This week I was moved from a female facility to a male facility, I mean this type of hatred towards who I truly am has to stop, but know this... I will never stop rising above..," Minor said in a tweet.
Last week I was placed on suicide watch it was harsh as officers in New Jersey State Prison would rush into my cell with billy clubs drawn hollering demands at me, I am so confused and broken from being transferred to a male facility that all I could do is cry," Minor added in a tweet on the same day.

The Department of Corrections told NJ.com it is investigating Minor's allegation of abuse.

NJDOC cannot comment on any active investigations,” a statement from the department reportedly said. “The Department has zero tolerance for abuse, and the safety and security of the incarcerated population and staff are of critical importance.

Minor is serving a 30-year sentence for manslaughter, according to the corrections department, and is said to be eligible for parole in 2037.

Dan Sperrazza, a Department of Corrections spokesman, reportedly told NJ.com that Minor was moved to the "vulnerable unit" at Garden State and is the "only woman prisoner" on site. Sperrazza reportedly could not go into further detail due to department privacy policies.

Edna Mahan houses over 800 women, according to DailyMail.com, and 27 inmates at the prison are transgender. Edna Mahan reportedly does not require transgender inmates to have undergone gender reassignment surgery to be housed there.

News of Minor's transfer from Edna Mahan to Garden State came about three months after initial reports of the pregnancies.

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