By Upsocl
agosto 3, 2022

“Mentally I have not been myself and I am losing my essence. 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,” said Demi Minor, held at the New Jersey State Prison in the US.

The debate about rights and how to fully integrate trans people continues to make noise, and today it seems increasingly difficult to reach a common ground. There are cases that generate a lot of conflict, such as the one that occurred in this women’s prison in New Jersey, United States.

Demi Minor is a trans woman who was transferred from a women’s prison to a men’s prison after she impregnated two inmates at her former prison, the Edna Mahan Correctional Center in Clinton.

Demi Minor

After her transfer to Garden State Youth Correctional Center and then to New Jersey State Prison, where she was held among with all-male inmates, Minor reported that her life was in danger. In fact, she claimed that she was abused by guards when she was transferred and was taunted as well.

“I attempted to ask the officers if I could be strip searched by a female officer, which I felt comfortable doing. The Lieutenant refused and mocked me when I asked for this. He said that if I didn’t follow his commands to allow two male officers to strip search me, he was going to cut all my clothes off and put me in a dry cell,” Minor said on her personal blog, Justice 4 Demi.

Demi Minor

Minor says that she was referred to as a man at all times, even though she identifies as a trans woman. Even though she has not yet received her gender reassignment surgery, she asks to be referred to as a woman as she has been until now.

“They have violated my right to be safe and free from sexual harassment by putting me in one of the most violent youth correctional facilities. While living at GYSC, I found myself under attack by young inmates who are immature and simply ignorant of a person like me,” she said.

She also said that she has been the victim of homophobic attacks by other inmates, to the point where she has been insulted and even spat on. Minor is therefore demanding that she be returned to a women’s prison like the one she was in.

Demi Minor

Mentally I have not been myself and I am losing my essence. The Demi, who wants to wear makeup and hangout with her friends is not permitted here. They’ve said I can have my makeup, but the truth is we know it’s a death wish. It’s literally going to cause more harassment,” she said.

Demi Minor

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 (…) they have thrown me to the wolves and expected for me just gave up, I am baffled and disgusted by this misuse 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,” she added.

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