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From the Los Angeles Times news section:

California prisons grapple with hundreds of transgender inmates requesting new housing

By LEILA MILLER STAFF WRITER
APRIL 5, 2021 6 AM PT

Kelly Blackwell longs to escape her life as a transgender woman in a California men’s prison, where she struggles every day to avoid being seen in her bra and panties and says she once faced discipline after fighting back when an inmate in her cell asked for oral sex.

After more than 30 years, and two decades since Blackwell began hormone therapy, her chance to leave arrived last fall when groundbreaking legislation gave transgender, intersex and nonbinary inmates the right, regardless of anatomy, to choose whether to be housed in a male or female prison.

What exactly did Blackwell do to get more than 30 years in the pen?

The demand has been high, with 261 requests for transfers since SB 132 took effect Jan. 1, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. It’s the start of a hugely sensitive operation playing out in one of the largest prison systems in the country.

“I won’t be around predatory men and I won’t be around staff that frown upon trans women,” Blackwell, 53, said in a phone call from Mule Creek State Prison, east of Sacramento.

But more than two hours away, at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, there’s fear. Inmates say guards have warned them that “men are coming” and to expect sexual violence.

“That if we think it’s bad now, be prepared for the worst. That it’s going to be off the hook, it’s going to be jumping,” Tomiekia Johnson, 41, said staffers have told her. “They say we’re going to need a facility that’s going to be like a maternity ward. They say we’re going to have an inmate program where inmates become nannies.”

Just over 1% of California’s prison population — or 1,129 inmates — have identified as nonbinary, intersex or transgender, according to the corrections department, populations that experience excessive violence in prison. A 2007 UC Irvine study that included interviews with 39 transgender inmates found that the rate of sexual assault is 13 times higher for transgender people, with 59% reporting experiencing such encounters.

So far, the prison system has transferred four inmates to the Chowchilla women’s prison, approved 21 gender-based housing requests and denied none. Of the 261 requests, all but six asked to be housed at a women’s facility. …

Some prisoners are also concerned that inmates are making false claims about their gender identity in order to transfer to women’s prisons and say staffers have told them that this has slowed the process.

Ya think?

In recent years, Connecticut and Massachusetts have passed similar legislation as the California law, which also gives inmates the right to be searched and addressed based on their gender identity. The laws help put states in line with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, or PREA, which prohibits housing decisions based solely on an inmate’s genitalia and requires agencies to consider on a case-by-case basis whether a placement would ensure an inmate’s health and safety. Despite PREA, advocates say that it’s rare for transgender inmates to be relocated.

So the way the Prison Rape Elimination Act is playing out is to facilitate the transfer of People of Penis to women’s prisons?

Michelle Calvin said inmates welcomed her with care packages when she transferred in February from Mule Creek to the Chowchilla prison. But there was also tension. Inmates in two rooms refused to have her as a roommate. …

Johnson, the inmate who said staffers had told her to expect violence with the transfers, said that she has survived domestic violence from a man and that it would be triggering to live with transgender people who haven’t had gender-affirming surgery.

“I do think they should be safe, but it infringes on my right to be safe as well,” she said.

Yeah, but you are just a black woman prisoner, and so you are lower on the Diversity Pokemon Points Pyramid than a transgender Person of Penis murderer.

Know your place.

 
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  1. Anonymous[223] • Disclaimer says:

    Apropos….

  2. Steve, you always predict media and political trends years before they happen. You predicted Trump’s 2016 victory strategy, trans mania, and you are betting on polygamy as the next war to be waged against straight white Christian male-ism.

    Can you compile all of your predictions in one article? I would love to see your predictions for where the establishment is going to take gender, immigration, race, politics in the next few years in a succinct blog post. You can also include predictions for federal buildings and golf course architecture, as those seem to be nice interludes within the mess that is and will be US.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @ic1000
  3. Lagertha says:

    either you start posting my posts or why should I bother with you? – you are surely compromised. Post a song with America or Dan Fogelberg,, and I will know to exit.

    • LOL: Gabe Ruth
    • Replies: @Lagertha
  4. Polistra says:

    an inmate in her cell asked for oral sex

    “Dear Sir or Madam, might I trouble you for a bit of oral sex?”

    Inmates in two rooms refused to have her as a roommate.

    Did you know that inmates can now select their own roomies?
    I sure didn’t. This makes the prospect of prison more palatable.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  5. Wilkey says:

    Johnson, the inmate who said staffers had told her to expect violence with the transfers, said that she has survived domestic violence from a man and that it would be triggering to live with transgender people who haven’t had gender-affirming surgery

    Oh yea, “gender-affirming surgery.” I’m sure that’s the precise term that inmate Johnson used to register her objections. No doubt about it.

    • LOL: Some Guy
  6. Polistra says:

    Burning up the airwaves tonight, a black man and a white man got in a fight.

    https://nypost.com/2021/04/14/soldier-seen-in-video-harassing-black-man-charged-with-assault/

    White man charged. It doesn’t look good for him!

    BTW, in a nation of 350 million (I’m counting everyone) there are probably a number of fights every day. The MSM are still in control, though. Granted, Twitter Mobs are now close behind.

    Sort of related: Miranda Devine on point as usual.

    The majority of Americans, especially liberals, wildly overestimates the number of unarmed black men killed by police. For instance, 53.5 percent of those reporting “very liberal” political views estimated the number to be 1,000 or more deaths in 2019, when the actual number of unarmed black men fatally shot by police was 12.

    A lot of the media is invested in this false narrative and will not let it go, no matter how much mayhem it unleashes.

    https://nypost.com/2021/04/14/the-truth-about-racism-cops-devine/

    [MORE]

    Gannon was trying to be upfront when he released Potter’s bodycam footage and said she had mistaken her gun for her Taser.

    But the media was only interested in reinforcing their racism narrative. Wright was “driving while black” was a favorite headline.

    A Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist wrote that Wright was pulled over because he had air freshener dangling from his mirror. Still shots from the bodycam video show no air freshener existed from the start to the end of the police interaction.

    Pulling Wright over wasn’t racist. He was driving with expired license plate tags.

    Arresting him wasn’t racist. He had an open warrant related to an armed-robbery case for a case in which he allegedly choked a woman and threatened to shoot her.

    Wright should not have died, but racism had nothing to do with it.

  7. Anonymous[151] • Disclaimer says:

    “That if we think it’s bad now, be prepared for the worst. That it’s going to be off the hook, it’s going to be jumping,” Tomiekia Johnson, 41, said staffers have told her.

    What about it is bad now?

  8. Lagertha says:
    @Lagertha

    I need to quit you. Watch the water.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  9. Anonymous[151] • Disclaimer says:
    @Polistra

    Inmates in two rooms refused to have her as a roommate.

    Did you know that inmates can now select their own roomies?
    I sure didn’t. This makes the prospect of prison more palatable.

    Do inmates have access to the Internet?

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @stillCARealist
  10. I see a Rob Reiner production here. Lovable ex-pro baseball player is in prison for burning down a fascist Trump supporter’s house, becomes a woman in jail and gets moved to the cis female prison. There she joins the prison softball team which had fallen on hard times due to Republican cutbacks on inmate recreation. The new ringer hits the ball 500 feet and fields like Ozzie Smith. You can imagine how the rest of it goes…a big match against the Ashli Babbitt convicts at Wypipo state penitentiary…a stirring victory…roll credits.

    • LOL: Liza, Abe
    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  11. prosa123 says:

    Unlike its counterparts in most other states California’s online inmate lookup does not show the offenses for which inmates are serving their sentences. Given that it shows Blackwell is serving life without possibility of parole, however, it’s reasonable to say that the offense was first degree murder.

  12. Just over 1% of California’s prison population — or 1,129 inmates — have identified as nonbinary, intersex or transgender

    Isn’t this like 2 – 3 times the rate of the general population? All the more remarkable, since there are unlikely to be too many middle class adolescent white girls (the fastest growing subgroup experiencing gender dysphoria or whatever) serving time.

    I know the Californian government has managed to screw everything up (the fact that a place as naturally blessed as the Golden State is currently losing population is just crazy when you really think about it), but you’d think they could at least question the bona fides of these inmates.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @stillCARealist
  13. Kronos says:

    It might bring an whole new meaning for “scared straight.”

  14. Time to update Folsom Prison Blues?

  15. @Bragadocious

    She seduces the evil warden and then re-enacts her favorite scene from The Crying Game while reciting a Jack Nicholson line from A Few Good Men.

    “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!”

    [She whips it out; he hurls.]

    • Thanks: anonymouseperson
    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  16. Alden says:
    @Anonymous

    Yes inmates do have access to the internet. I suppose if a real woman inmate rejects him she can be charged with trans phobia and it hate crime.

    There is an upshot though. If the woman gets pregnant in prison she could have a good shot at a mega bucks wrongful pregnancy and birth lawsuit against the state of California. And early release on companionate or some other grounds, like the sight of the baby daddy causes severe life threatening morning sickness.

    • Replies: @Anon
  17. Anon[848] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alden

    There is an upshot though. If the woman gets pregnant in prison she could have a good shot at a mega bucks wrongful pregnancy and birth lawsuit against the state of California.

    With the integration of Trans women into female prisons, and freedom of choice in roommates, you could have men and women pairing off, and just making babies and surfing the Internet all day.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @The Alarmist
  18. Altai says:

    https://thepostmillennial.com/aclu-blocks-womans-request-for-data-on-numbers-of-transgender-inmates-in-womens-prisons

    ACLU blocks woman’s request for data on numbers of transgender inmates in women’s prisons

    A woman was interested to know how many inmates in Washington state identify as transgender, and how many of those transgender identified inmates have been given transfers to go from men’s prison to women’s prison, and the reverse. To get this information, she filed a Freedom on Information Act request. Instead of getting the information she requested, she got sued by the ACLU.

    To be clear, at no point had this woman contacted the ACLU to tell them she was filing a FOIA. She had used ACLU resources to figure out how to file a FOIA, but that was freely available on their website. The state of Washington is under no obligation to let the ACLU know about every FOIA request they receive, so it remains entirely unclear as to how the ACLU became aware of this woman’s FOIA in the first place.

    • Thanks: ic1000
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @ic1000
  19. @Stan Adams

    I like it. Have your people ball my people.

  20. Alden says:

    So poor, poor pitiful pathetic Michelle Calvin transferred to a women’s prison from Mule Creek prison

    Mule Creek, like Pelican Bay is a prison not just for murderers but serial killers and mass killers. Surge Knight is there. A Manson family man was there. And Mule Creek has its own special needs unit where weirdos like Michelle are safe from the other mean old serial killers.

  21. Alden says:

    Kelly Blackwell already transferred to central state women’s prison from Mule Creek. He began his sentence in October 1990 30 years ago. That’s a life sentence and sent to Mule Creek. No parole obviously. Mule Creek is the kind of place Richard Ramirez and cannibals are sent.

    Maybe the estrogen progesterone and other hormones calm him down.

  22. Alden says:
    @Anon

    Maybe they can get family cottages. With little gardens. And home decorating classes. Make their own shelves Install their choice of prego or carpeted floors And the kids can take the school bus to local schools every day.

    • LOL: Cortes, Abe
  23. Roger says: • Website

    You probably assume that male transfers are looking for sexual relationships with female inmates.

    My guess is that many of the transfer requests come from men who are merely trying to escape prison bullies. If some man is getting beaten up in prison a lot, transferring to a women’s prison seems like a good move.

  24. AndrewR says:
    @Polistra

    SSG Pentland and his wife don’t seem to understand that it ain’t their grandpappy’s country anymore.

    The worst part about these rabid Twitter mobs is that most of them seem to be white. I can understand black supremacists whipping themselves into a fury over this minor crime that doesn’t even deserve to be in the local news, let alone become a story people around the country are hearing about. But that so many white people are piling on as if this dude isn’t screwed enough is astounding

    https://mobile.twitter.com/AndrewSammons9/status/1382166263393243136

    I’ve been on Twitter for years and I have never gotten this many likes on a post

    Gradually I began to hate white people. No other race could suicide itself like this.

  25. El Dato says:
    @ginger bread man

    betting on polygamy

    On-ramp detected:

    No, ‘mistresses’ are NOT our ‘friends’ & neither are the woke feminists who want to control how we speak

    This week, gender warriors at the Associated Press in New York decided to re-affirm their view that the term ‘mistress’ is insulting to, well, mistresses, who are sleeping with somebody else’s husband.

    Instead, they should be called ‘friends’.

    Courting mass ridicule for the second time via Twitter yesterday, the AP’s stylebook posted: “Don’t use the term mistress for a woman who is in a long-term sexual relationship with, and is financially supported by, a man who is married to someone else.”

    “Instead, use an alternative like companion, friend or lover on first reference and provide additional details later.”

    • Replies: @GeraldB
    , @photondancer
  26. AndrewR says:
    @Goingblankagain

    Every place has a carrying capacity. Cali is very overcrowded, just like Japan. It’s no wonder people are leaving Cali and having fewer kids in Japan.

  27. AndrewR says:
    @Altai

    The ACLU is an evil organization.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN0TV06420151212

    The ACLU says it “does not condone” what he said.

    They couldn’t even say they “condemn” what he said.

    This is basically agreeing through faint damnation.

    “Does not condone” is language NEVER used in reference to anything that goes against the elite agenda. The elites are vociferous in condemning even the slightest deviations from the agenda.

    But shooting Trump supporters is definitely on the agenda, except that it’s still borderline illegal and uncouth to point that out, so this guy gets to “submit his resignation” and the ACLU gives the most tepid imaginable response.

  28. Hodag says:

    Perhaps the most famous transgender prisoner ever was Richard Speck.

    https://apnews.com/article/caa5b94ca71e5b3edd129a46de1da7c5

  29. Firefinga says:

    Yeah, but you are just a black woman prisoner, and so you are lower on the Diversity Pokemon Points Pyramid than a transgender Person of Penis murderer.

    Yep. “Transpersons” are all the “elite’s” rage now, you have outlives your usefulness as a pet-minority for the actual privileged of the USA.

  30. Shouldn’t transitioning women undergo a Chopadickoffomy before being transferred to a womens’ pen?

  31. @Lagertha

    Commenting while under the influence is never a good idea.

    • Replies: @Gabe Ruth
  32. @Anon

    The home-schooling would drive them nuts.

  33. AndrewR says:
    @Polistra

    So not only was he arrested but according to a senior enlisted soldier from the base, the “federal Department of Justice is investigating.” Really unreal.

    I do agree he needs to be OTH or BC discharged. He was proud of this and posted it online. Imagine the things he would do or has done that he would prefer to keep secret.

    Maybe he has CTE or something from an IED. Idk. Even if the black boy had been acting very suspiciously, that’s just not how you handle it, especially in 2021 and especially when you have a cushy govt job.

    A big BLM mob showed up and chanted in front of his house. I don’t know how long they were there but it looked like it was 100 deep or more. Someone posted the video on Twatter. I feel very bad for the neighbors and for his kids if the couple has been awful enough to spread their genes, but come on, Pentland, what exactly did you think was gonna happen? Not only is he a bully, he’s really dumb.

    I realize there are a lot of low-info people out there. The people on this site are all 99th percentile in terms of awareness of politics and culture. But how the hell did it occur to them to 1) do this then 2) POST IT ONLINE???? His wife really thought she was doing a good thing lmao

  34. Mike Tre says:

    I’m ok with this.

  35. AndrewR says:
    @Polistra

    Oops I misunderstood. It was a random black girl who recorded it. I thought the wife recorded it but they knew they were being filmed so the wife might as well have.

    The girl said that the responding police officer said Pentland could only be charged with destruction of property (he apparently broke the boy’s phone after the recording ended) but not for the assault or violent threats. It’s possible she’s lying but I believe her. Her allegation aligns with my own experiences of cops. This is why I hate cops. Most are just really dumb and lazy.

    I hate that this man-bites-dog incident will be used to just ratchet up the anti-white hatred. Meanwhile if I tried walking around the ghetto in my city, I would be very lucky to go an hour without experiencing a much worse fate than this boy. No strangers would cry for me. Even people who know me would all victim blame me. No mobs would form in front of the criminal’s house to shame him for seriously injuring or killing me. He likely wouldn’t even be arrested. My story would not be used by the powers-that-be to further a pro-white agenda.

    This country is rotten to the core.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  36. ic1000 says:
    @ginger bread man

    > Steve, you always predict media and political trends years before they happen… Can you compile all of your predictions in one article?

    Steve, is commenter ginger bread man the owner of your team?

    Also, Steve, more memes! More steelmanning!

    😉

  37. Paleoconn says:

    I think a better term is Women of Penis.

  38. ic1000 says:
    @Altai

    Thanks for linking the Post Millennial story about the ACLU’s corrupt practices through its collusion with State of Washington apparatchiks.

    It looks like the state’s FOIA office employees are leaking information to the ACLU, to facilitate that organization’s harassment of bad filers with lawfare.

    As one wag quipped, Civil Liberties is like a streetcar. When you come to your stop, you get off.

    Sailer has written about state and local governments rolling over, after getting sued as part of campaigns to make their policies more Progressive. For the bureaucrats, it’s “Oh darn, this Consent Decree forces us to do what we’ve wanted to do all along, despite voters’ opposition.”

    Variations on a theme.

  39. GeraldB says:
    @El Dato

    Isn’t it funny that we have the term “mistress” to refer to a man’s extramarital lover, but no term for a woman’s extramarital lover?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  40. @Roger

    Do you have any evidence of this? Because we have evidence that some of them are rapists looking to have a spree. We know this because it’s already happened.

  41. Dr. X says:

    groundbreaking legislation gave transgender, intersex and nonbinary inmates the right, regardless of anatomy, to choose whether to be housed in a male or female prison.

    I think this is fantastic. In fact, we should fully pursue this to it’s logical conclusion: it should be illegal to have separate male and female prisons at all, just as we are required to have racially integrated prisons (where white inmates become victims of black inmates).

    Let’s pursue the feminist demand for “equality” to it’s logical conclusion and incarcerate 6′ 5″ 260 lb. black males with 5′ 3″ 110 lb. white females.

    We’re putting women in combat arms in the Marine Corps, why not as cellmates with men in maximum security prisons? If “gender is a social construct” that is “fluid” and “nonbinary,” then “women” and “men” don’t really exist at all. We should delete gender categories entirely from any official proceedings… buy some popcorn, and watch the show.

    • Replies: @photondancer
  42. @El Dato

    FFS. ‘friend’, ‘lover’ and ‘companion’ all refer to totally different relationships. I hope they lose a lot of sales over this, telling people to flat out lie. I’ll also henceforth assume any news story I see with an AP byline is liable to contain lies.

  43. @Roger

    I wish I could tell you that Kelly fought the good fight, and the Sisters let him be. I wish I could tell you that – but prison is no fairy-tale world.

  44. @Anonymous

    My relative in the pen doesn’t. We’re still sending physical letters through the mail because they can’t figure out how to let the guys do email.

    He also doesn’t get to choose his “cellie.”

    My friend who works at Folsom Prison says some inmates love to identify as “women” since they’re completely psychotic, aggressive animals. It’s another way to manipulate and get attention.

  45. @Goingblankagain

    If you think CA is actually losing population, you’re crazy. I don’t care what the official numbers say, all I see are new housing developments and more traffic everywhere. Americans may be moving out, but the “under-counted” are more than taking their places.

  46. @Polistra

    “the actual number of unarmed black men fatally shot by police was 12.”

    Not exactly an epidemic. I understand that more blacks die annually from constipation or falling out of bed.

  47. Kronos says:
    @Roger

    It’ll be like men participating in female sports. They’ll dominate.

  48. Jiminy says:

    Sounds like some of those gals had better get their shanks ready, nice and sharp, because they’re going to be doing some gender reassignment surgery. Fast. Just lately there was a similar situation in England where the bloke started raping several female inmates after his transfer. Crazy stuff.

  49. If the gender theory of Judith Butler is now the standard for policy, why even bother with separate prisons for men and women. Put them all together! They are just people.

  50. @Dr. X

    Like the Roman patricians watched the gladiators? Who do you think is going to be harmed by these policies? It’s not the elites who write them. They practically never go to jail so they have no skin in the game.

  51. Anonymous[735] • Disclaimer says:
    @GeraldB

    We do, it’s called a Sancho.

  52. Gabe Ruth says:
    @The Alarmist

    Typical man of Unz silencing women!

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  53. @Gabe Ruth

    The world would be a better place if there was more of that.

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