Thursday, March 23, 2017

Man becomes woman, moves to women's prison

Associated Press (; CC Liu, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Prison-Industrial Complex wants women: 10 Worst US Prisons (Julia Tutwiler/Mother Jones)
John Becker is for gay, lesbian, transgender, questioning or LGBTQ rights (AP).
First sex reassignment inmate says women's prison is "torture"
Michael and I are gay. I mean Michelle.
SACRAMENTO, CA - The first U.S. inmate to have taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery says she is being mistreated since being transferred to a California women's prison, where she now has a beard and mustache because officials have denied her a razor.

Shiloh Heavenly Q. (CDC)
In a hand-written federal court filing, convicted killer Shiloh Heavenly Quine called her new housing at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla a "torture unit."
She said she's unnecessarily isolated from other inmates and denied basic items. State officials say she's being treated like other female inmates. All initially are denied privileges like razors and TVs as they are evaluated.

Quine, 57, had the surgery she had long sought in January and was moved from a men's prison [to a women's prison] last month

She said she is being treated as if she's a newly arrived inmate and denied rehabilitation programs and privileges even though she's been serving a life sentence since 1981.
(California's death row )
Quine is housed alone in a cell but said she still has no privacy to perform required intimate post-operative procedures and is enduring "a restrictive isolation" that is pushing her toward anxiety, depression, and sadness. More

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