Hi Does anyone know which unit (male of female) a person who was born as a male yet has been surgically 'changed' to be a female and is now registered as a female would be placed in prison? Has anyone come across this kind of case as part of their work?
Aug 15, '02
In this city jail, preops were housed with their birth gender inmates unless that caused too much conflict, in which case they were housed with other preop trans people of their birth gender. Postops were housed with their "new" gender inmates, unless that caused too much conflict, in which case they were housed on the same cell block with their "new" gender inmates, but in a cell by themselves, other similar postops, or with someone who didn't care one way or the other. In either case, "genitals ruled," that is it didn't matter about breasts, facial surgery, hormones, "emotional identity," etc. but the inmate was housed on the block with people who had similar-appearing genitals.
Last edit by sjoe on Aug 15, '02