Two Female Prisoners Impregnated By Transgender Inmate
Barely a year after New Jersey prisons started housing transgender inmates who identify as women at women’s prisons, two female inmates have fallen pregnant.
This might not be surprising as New Jersey’s policy doesn’t require transwomen inmates to undergo gender-reassignment surgery to be held in the facility.
Two inmates of a women-only prison have fallen pregnant after having consensual sex with a transgender inmate, it has been reported.
The women are among 800 people, including 27 transwomen, being held at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Clinton, New Jersey.
In a letter sent to US outlet NJ 105.5, an inmate claimed that one of the women, who is not eligible for parole until 2104, was five months pregnant.
The letter said that the inmates had a history of sex acts in public areas and had to be separated.
It claims that she was sentenced to 30 years inside at the age of 16 for manslaughter and that she has now been approved for correctional surgery.
“Surprisingly I am three months pregnant and I conceived while incarcerated here at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility,” she wrote.
“Although Edna Mahan breeds a ‘pervasive culture of rape’, I WAS NOT RAPED, nor was I forced to do anything that I did not want to do.
“Despite it not being permitted I fell in love and had consensual sex with a woman who is trans. Consensual sex is a prohibited act in Edna Mahan.”
The woman added that she found “love in a hopeless place” – a quote from a Rhianna song – and that she is 31 and serving a life sentence.
New Jersey prisons began housing transgender inmates who identify as women at women’s prisons last year following a lawsuit at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.
The lawsuit followed claims from a transgender woman who said she was abused at a male prison.