You is special: Oregon judge rules transgender prisoner must have transgender cellmate or be housed alone

Brandy Hall…aka Brandon Wayne Nelson

The transgender inmate, “Brandy,” is in jail for the following crimes: rape, sodomy and sex abuse.

From Oregon Live: A judge this week ordered the state to house a transgender female inmate in a cell separate from male inmates and to protect her from harassment.

The decision for inmate Brandy Hall is believed to be a first in Oregon at a men’s prison, both state officials and Hall’s attorney said.

It paves the way for other transgender inmates to make the same request unless the Oregon Department of Corrections creates an overarching housing policy for transgender and intersex prisoners, said attorney Tara Herivel.

Hall “is a woman in a male prison and I think at a very basic level, that is understood as being extremely dangerous and problematic by most people,” Herivel said.

“But this is an area where as we’re expanding our ideas as a culture of what gender identity is, it’s also really expanding in the legal arena and I think this is a very important first step.”

Hall filed a habeas corpus complaint in June 2018 challenging her incarceration at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla, contending the state was violating her constitutional rights by refusing to address physical and sexual harassment she endured.

She also sought to receive medical care via gender reassignment surgery and to be in a prison that corresponds with her gender identity.

An order Wednesday by Circuit Judge J. Burdette Pratt in Umatilla County calls for Hall to be housed either in a single cell, have a transgender cellmate or one who doesn’t identify as their sex assigned at birth.

The Corrections Department showed a “deliberate indifference” to Hall’s safety by placing her in a cell with male inmates, he said.

Since April, Hall, 34, has been at the Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem, where she initially had a transgender woman as a cellmate but now has no cellmate. She first entered Two Rivers in 2009 and has had male cellmates.

Hall was convicted of sex crimes in 2007. She transitioned while in prison. Her earliest release date is in May 2021.

Hall was diagnosed with gender dysphoria, a condition when people identify as a gender different from the one they were assigned at birth. Hall has presented as a woman since 2014 and has been on hormone therapy since 2016, according to court records.

One of the treatments for gender dysphoria is gender reassignment surgery, Hall’s complaint said. She was approved for the surgery by a corrections review committee last September, but the surgery hasn’t been arranged.

A guaranteed way to change your gender…

The judge said corrections officials “must do everything within their ability” to stop other inmates from verbally or sexually harassing Hall and to prevent staff from doing the same.

But Pratt also found that Hall didn’t prove the Corrections Department violated her constitutional rights. He stopped short of overturning the state’s decision to deny Hall’s request to be transferred to the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, the state’s only women’s prison.

The judge determined that prison officials weren’t indifferent to her safety in that instance because a Corrections Department committee that addresses the needs of transgender and intersex inmates considered her request and factored in Hall’s 2007 criminal convictions, which included sexual abuse of girls.

Read the whole story here.

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From the Oregon article – “The state has 77 people in prison custody who identify as either transgender or intersex, people born with genitalia, chromosomes or reproductive organs that don’t fit typical definitions for males or females at birth.”

– says Jennifer Black, a corrections spokeswoman, said the department is pleased the judge found that the state didn’t violate Hall’s rights by denying her transfer.

There it is – ‘typcial definitions for males or females at birth’. George Orwell was right but he didn’t foresee that Males are Females and visa versa.

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GRIZZ
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GRIZZ

Hog pen would be the appropriate choice.
They don’t discriminate at all

William
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William

“we’re expanding our ideas as a culture of what gender identity is”
No we’re not. Maybe you are, along with the luciferian left and the vile putrid MSM, but that’s not “we”. Don’t include us normal people in your collective psychosis. To us there is male and female, that’s all there is and there ain’t no more. Take it or leave it. Or become a “nullo” if that’s your thing. Whatever melts your butter

chemtrails
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chemtrails

If someone doesn’t “know” which gender they are, should we really take them seriously? If someone thinks they are a dog or a cat or a wombat, isn’t that a bit loony?
Quick Sex Ed Class:
If it’s born with a weenie, it’s a male. Born with a pee pee it’s a female. End of story. If with both, it’s a hermaphrodite.
Born without a brain, it’s a freemason!

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Lophatt

“But this is an area where as we’re expanding our ideas as a culture of what gender identity is, it’s also really expanding in the legal arena and I think this is a very important first step.”? I’m not expanding MY ideas of gender at all. He was born a “He” and he”ll die a “he” whether he sheds his gear along the way or not. Look at how ridiculous this is. If THEY believe “he” is now a “she”, why don’t they put “her” in a woman’s prison? Since they know that isn’t the case, they are going to… Read more »

Jackie Puppet
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There’s no room in solitary confinement?

Funny that a dude convicted of rape, sodomy, and sex abuse – now doesn’t want to be somebody’s prison bitch anymore.

He can dish it out, but he can’t take it – that’s all it boils down to…

Alma
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Alma

Wishing them a happy, uncontrolled AIDS outbreak

Steven Broiles
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Seriously, I think the judge is onto something here. With transgenders, we have less than one half of one percent of the prison population. (It may be less than 1/10th of THAT). Prison is hard enough as it is, and this sexual offender has offered more than enough proof of his proclivities. Therefor, all transgenders should, for their safety and the safety of the other prisoners, be housed, in their birth gender’s prison, ALONE.

In a hospital for the criminally insane.

Ed Gein didn’t even go this far.

Watertender
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Watertender

I think Brandon/Brandy should be in general population getting introduced to as many horny cons as possible. Let the he/she learn the hard facts of life…

Alma
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Alma

Why should this it be given the privilege of a separate cell? It is a criminal and regardless of its chosen gender no privileges should be granted.