How Transgender Law SB 132 is being manipulated by heterosexual males in prison

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Members of the transgender and gender non-binary community and their allies gather to celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility, March 31, 2020. A new law, SB 132, also requires the California Department of Corrections and rehabilitation (CDCr) to interview and record the prisoner’s self-reported gender identity, gender pronouns and titles throughout their term in the facility, according to a press release from the governor’s office. 

‘The more awareness we can bring to this abuse, the better chance women in CCWF (Central California Women’s Facility) and CIW (California Institute for Women) will not be further victimized.’ – Ayanna Green, CCWF

Dear Sen. Scott Weiner, 

First, thank you for all of your time and support as you advocate for the rights of our LGTBQ+ community. If I had this type of support in 1997 when I was 19 years old, I would not be in prison now for protecting myself.

However, heterosexual men are manipulating your efforts by now claiming they “identify” as a woman to come to CCWF and CIW. These male convicted rapists and pedophiles have now impregnated two women in CCWF and allegedly one in CIW in the few months they’ve been here. That has been verified.

Those who are serious about their transition I/we fully support, and post-op they would be welcomed by inmate and staff alike. But this is not what is happening.

These male convicted rapists and pedophiles have now impregnated two women in CCWF.

So, when we real women report that we do not feel safe living in a locked cell with a man with a penis, we get punished and receive an RVR (Rules Violation Report), 115, for “refusing housing” and lose our parole date and privileges and may possibly be placed in administrative segregation!?

Why is our physical and mental safety not being protected?

Your SB 132 needs to be revised or amended to be more specific and include better guidelines for real transgenders and when this new law can apply, as post operation and individualized or double-cell housing will ensure the safety of all involved.

Right now, SB 132 is victimizing real women here in CCWF and CIW, as well as vilifying real transgenders who are serious about their growth and healing.

You, Sen. Weiner, have the authority to implement stronger applications of this law to ensure the safety of all involved and stop heterosexual men from impregnating and possibly raping women in CCWF and CIW.

I hope you choose to do the right thing,

Respectfully,

Ayanna Green

Send our sister some love and light: Ayanna Green, W75617, CCWF, 506-05-02L, P.O. Box 1508, Chowchilla, CA 93610.

This letter was cc’d to: Governor Newsom; Office of the Inspector General; Initiate Justice; Prison Law Office; Office of the Ombudsman; Office of the Attorney General; and CCWP (California Coalition of Women Prisoners).