Demi Minor, 27, was moved from Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Hunterdon County to Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, a male state prison in Burlington that houses offenders aged 18 to 30.
Originally named Demitrius, Minor began transitioning after entering the prison system. Minor is serving a 30-year sentence for aggravated manslaughter and carjacking after stabbing his former foster father to death.
Minor’s case gained attention in April when the New Jersey Department of Corrections confirmed that Minor had consensual sexual relationships with two female inmates, causing them both to become pregnant.
The 27-year-old confirmed the news at the time in an April 14 post, saying that the relationship began “at least as early as January,” and that all three were held in some form of solitary confinement after the pregnancies came to light.
The transfer took place on June 24, and Minor is currently being held in the Burlington facility’s vulnerable housing unit, according to Dan Sperrazza, executive director of the Department of Corrections’ external affairs office.
“NJDOC cannot comment on specific housing actions regarding an individual,” Sperrazza told The Epoch Times. “However, decisions related to an incarcerated person’s housing are made within the parameters of the settlement agreement, which requires consideration of gender identity and the health and safety of the individual.”
Corrections department records show that Minor will be eligible for parole in 2037.
New Jersey state prisons adopted a policy change regarding gender identity after reaching a lawsuit settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey last June. Under the new policy, the prisons house inmates based on their preferred gender identity rather than their biological sex, and can only use gender-neutral or preferred pronouns to address inmates who identify as transgender, intersex, and gender non-binary.
By Eva Fu