Two female prisoners in New Jersey became pregnant after having consensual sex with transgender inmates.
There are 27 trans inmates housed at theEdna Mahan Correctional Facility for women.
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The Daily Mail reported:
Two women at New Jersey’s only all-women’s prison have both fallen pregnant after having sex with a transgender inmate.
The pregnant women, who were not identified, are housed at the embattled Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, in Clinton, which New Jersey Governor announced plans to close last year.
Prison bosses said that in both instances, the sex was consensual.
It is unclear if the women had sex with the same transgender inmate, or if it was two different inmates. Edna Mahan houses 27 transgender prisoners, and over 800 women altogether. It is also unclear how far along the two inmates are, and whether they plan to continue with their respective pregnancies. An investigation has been launched.
The correctional facility began to house transgender women – including those have yet to undergo gender reassignment surgery – last year.
That came as part of a settlement following a lawsuit brought by a trans woman and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Jersey.
ACLU legal director Jeanne LoCicero defended on Tuesday the policy, saying it ensured the rights of trans prisoners were not violated.