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Two Inmates At Women’s Only Prison In New Jersey Are Pregnant – By Transgender Women Inmates

The transgender movement continues to break new ground.

According to NJ.com, two women inmates at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, the only female prison in New Jersey, have become pregnant after having sex with a transgender inmate.

A prison spokesman told the news outlet that the inmates got pregnant after consensual sex with “another incarcerated person.”

Who that might be, or whether the women were impregnated by the same inmate, remains a mystery at the moment. NJ.com reported that the prison houses 27 convicts who claim to be transgender.

They are serving their sentences alongside roughly 800 biological women.

The investigation is ongoing, NJ.com said. The Daily Mail of London noted that those 27 inmates wound up at the prison thanks to the ACLU.

The left-wing group sued the state in 2019 after trans women inmates claimed they were being abused at the male prison. Last year, to settle the litigation, the Department of Corrections agreed to jail inmates according to their gender identity. It’s unclear if any biological women opted to be housed in a male prison.

ACLU legal director Jeanne LoCicero told NJ.com that the lawsuit and the policy that arose from it were intended to protect the rights of the trans prisoners.

The policy aligns with New Jersey’s “strong anti-discrimination laws that prevent discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender identity,’ she said.

Yet, as The Daily Mail noted, the prison does not require trans inmates to proceed with gender-reassignment surgery as a condition of being imprisoned at Edna Mahan.

The paper also reported that in 2021 two female prisoners sued to have the policy overturned because they were reportedly harassed by trans prisoners, some of whom were already having sex with biological women prisoners. 

The policy also was criticized by the union for the corrections officers. “We opposed this policy change believing it would be detrimental to the general population of female inmates being housed at Edna Mahan and also bring added stress to our correctional police officers assigned to this institution,” the union president told the Daily Mail.

Trans prisoners also cannot be patted down by male officers, the paper noted. Gov. Phil Murphy reportedly pledged to close the prison last year after reports emerged that officers were physically and verbally abusing inmates.

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