Colorado Inmate moved to solitary for speaking of her transgender status

solitary

Imagine being locked in here for 23 hours a day. With the fluorescents burning, hearing screams and taunts echoing down the hall.. With not so much as a breath of air on a hot day, or even  a book to read. How long would remain lucid?

 

A transgender inmate has been moved from the female inmate population to solitary after another inmate complained that she had spoken about her transition. There wasn’t any violence of any kind according to El Paso County Criminal Justice Center spokesman Sgt. Greg White who told The Gazette  ‘The woman had not threatened anyone, but someone complained that she was being “disruptive by talking about her status.”

The Gazette talked to Gerald Albrent, who volunteers with Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, said he understands the jail’s decision. He was speaking for himself and not on behalf of PFLAG, he said.

“In the short term, if a person is going through a transition process, other people may not understand and may be uncomfortable. Moving someone out of that situation is a good short-term solution, because educating an entire jail population isn’t feasible,” Albrent said.

“It’s an uncomfortable situation, but it does take some real education,” Albrent said.

No Albrent it’s not ‘uncomfortable’ it’s inhuman. Solitary confinement is torture.

ANOTHER inmate is being tortured for being transgender.

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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