Demi Minor, 27 years old, was transferred from Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Clinton, New Jersey, and sent to the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility. It is a prison for young adult offenders located in Burlington County, New Jersey. This news came from Dan Sperrazza, a spokesperson for the Department of Corrections (NJDOC).
The transgender woman is serving a 30-year sentence for manslaughter and is now the only woman incarcerated at the present facility.
The move of Demi Minor caused her to retaliate by claiming on her website that officers beat her during the transfer.
The NJDOC told the press that they would not comment on an active investigation.
“NJDOC cannot comment on any active investigations. The Department has zero tolerance for abuse, and the safety and security of the incarcerated population and staff are of critical importance,” the department said according to a released statement to the press.
In 2021, the state of New Jersey began a policy that would allow prisoners to be housed according to their preferred gender identity. This came after a lawsuit was filed by a trans inmate who lived in the men’s prison system for 18 months. He was joined in the suit by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.
Sperrazza has said that while the NJDOC continues to operate under the policy, “the department is currently reviewing the policy for housing transgender incarcerated persons with the intention of implementing minor modifications.”
Well, at least we know where the line is for transgender inmates.