A transgender prisoner who impregnated two of her fellow inmates at a women’s prison in New Jersey, revealed she tried to remove one of her testicles with a razor after being misgendered at her new men’s facility.
Demi Minor, 27, got moved from Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Union Township to the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility (GSYCF) with male inmates in June after guards discovered the pregnancies.
Minor, who is serving a 30-year sentence for stabbing her former foster father to death, has since complained that she has been mistreated and abused at her new prison, where staff are refusing to acknowledge her gender identity.
In an August 18 post on her Justice 4 Demi blog, she revealed she ended up in the emergency room after using a razor to cut out one of her testicles in an apparent suicide attempt.
‘When I began to bleed, I did not even think about dying. I just thought about finally having relief from the pain that I felt,’ Minor wrote.
‘Being here in a male prison, amplifies the harm that I once felt… I hate it all.’
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Minor was born Demetrius Minor, a boy, and was just 16 when she broke into the home of her stepfather, Theotis Butts’s home in Gloucester Township, New Jersey. He stabbed Butts, 69, several times and then fled to New York where she was arrested.
Minor, who got jailed, first at the age of 16, started to transition into a woman in 2020 and was transferred out of the male prison system to Mahan.
The 800-inmate Mahan facility began housing transgender women including those that have yet to undergo gender reassignment surgery last year after a lawsuit brought by an inmate and the ACLU.