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Feb 22 2020

Authorities Accused of Covering Up Transgender Prison Rape

The Eighth Amendment of the US Constitution forbids cruel and unusual punishment. This would seem to rule out locking up women with sexually deranged members of the opposite sex. But where it conflicts with the LGBT agenda, the Constitution is overruled. Consequently,

An inmate at Illinois’ largest women’s prison says she was raped by a transgender inmate who was transferred into her housing unit last year, and claims Illinois Department of Corrections officials conducted a “sham investigation” to help cover up the incident.

In a federal lawsuit filed last week, a Jane Doe inmate at the Logan Correctional Center in central Illinois said that after being sexually assaulted in June 2019, she was coerced by a supervisory officer into denying the attack took place and then punished for filing a “false” complaint under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).

The lawsuits come from both sides:

Two transgender inmates who were housed in men’s prisons, Strawberry Hampton and Janiah Monroe, have sued IDOC separately in recent years, demanding they be moved to Logan because they’d allegedly been the target of sexual harassment and abuse from male inmates and prison employees. Alan Mills, who leads the Uptown People’s Law Center – a Chicago-based legal group, which has represented both Hampton and Monroe – confirmed Monroe is the inmate who is being accused in this case, though he was dismissive of the allegations against [him].

Mr Monroe [original name, Andre Patterson] had murdered a previous a cellmate. Other accomplishments include convictions for attempted murder, aggravated battery, and attempted aggravated arson. Jane Doe was terrified when they put him in her cell. Sure enough, he raped her the first day.

Mills admits that others have accused his client of sexual harassment since he was put in the women’s prison, but chalks it up to “transphobia.”

Laments the lawyer, “[T]ransphobia exists everywhere, both out here on the street and in prison, so it’s not surprising that there are some people who feel uncomfortable with [his] presence in a women’s prison.” The women he rapes, for example.

After the rape, IDOC attempted to return Monroe to the men’s prison. But US District Court Judge Michael Mihm wouldn’t allow it, on the grounds that the accused rapist might be subjected to sexual harassment.

It’s a wonder all male prisoners don’t declare themselves transsexual.

On a tip from Steve T.

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