A male criminal who identifies as female has impregnated two women at a correctional facility in New Jersey. Demi Minor, 27, is serving 30 years for manslaughter and is not eligible for parole until 2037.
He has been moved to a male facility and has complained about being misgendered and harassed. An investigation is underway.
In 2021, New Jersey enacted a policy to allow prisoners to be housed in accordance with their preferred gender identity. The policy, which must be in place for at least a year, was part of a settlement from a civil rights suit brought by a woman forced to live in men’s prisons for 18 months.
The DOC told NJ.com it still operates under the policy but “the department is currently reviewing the policy for housing transgender incarcerated persons with the intention of implementing minor modifications.”
Housing decisions, the spokesman said, “are made within the parameters of the settlement agreement which requires consideration of gender identity and the health and safety of the individual.”
Binary spokeswoman, Kirralie Smith, said males should never be housed with female prisoners.
“Female inmates are already vulnerable. Male criminals, often violent ones, should never be housed in the same prison,” she said.
“Transgender inmates must be incarcerated according to their biology or in a dedicated unit for trans people for the safety and dignity of all involved.”