A transgender woman who impregnated two other inmates at a women’s prison in New Jersey has been relocated to a men’s jail, where she is housed in a vulnerable unit. According to the incarcerated 27-year-old woman, she was “misgendered and beaten by corrections officers during transfer” and is now at risk of being assaulted by New Jersey’s imprisoned males.

Demi Minor, 27, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for stabbing her foster father to death. She was relocated from the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility to the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility this past June after getting two women pregnant at the women’s institution. During her transfer, the convict was allegedly assaulted by prison guards and attempted to take her life. Following her attempt to hang herself to death while on transport to the men’s facility, she was put on suicide watch.

Following her conviction, Demi Minor has written about her mistreatment on her Justice 4 Demi blog. She described how prison guards singled out her transgender status. When she requested that a female officer search her, one guard allegedly mocked her. Minor also claims in another article on the site that New Jersey jail officers assaulted her during the transfer from the ladies’ jail to the men’s jail.

Minor was kept for a few weeks at the New Jersey State Prison, where guards referred to her as “a he” at least thirty times. After the story of Demi Minor becoming a headline in April leaked that she had gotten pregnant with two women at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, she was transferred to a different facility.

In July 2022, Minor opened up about “being forced to live in a male prison” on her blog. She said she was “shipped” to the “male facility” due to the fact that I had hung myself in the van. “Suicide watch was imposed on me before going into this dimly lighted cell. Prior to entering this dreary chamber, I attempted to negotiate with authorities if a female officer could strip-search me since I felt more at ease doing so. After the Lieutenant denied me, I asked for this. He threatened to cut all of my clothes off and put me in a dry cell if I did not obey his instructions and allowed two male cops to strip search me. I wept as the male officer spoke to me in a way that I felt was incorrect. As inmates who are on watch are housed in the detention unit rather than the infirmary, I was placed in a dark cell within detention housing.”

Although she was permitted to keep her cosmetics, she felt that if she wore them in the male facility, it would be “a death wish.”

She said, “I have accepted that I am in a male facility, but I have not accepted nor will I ever agree to or accept that I am anything other than a woman who happens to be transgender.”