POLKTON, NC —
A transgender inmate has been moved out of male prison and into a medium-security facility for women.
The Department of Public Safety announced Thursday that Kanautica Zayre-Brown was now being housed at Anson Correction Institution in Polkton, North Carolina.
Zayre-Brown went to prison in 2017 as a habitual felon. Zayre-Brown had been convicted of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretenses.
Zayre-Brown was born Kevin Chestnut–the name is still listed under his DPS profile–but Zayre-Brown has had sex reassignment surgery.
Still, Zayre-Brown was incarcerated in men’s facilities in Harnett County and Warren County.
During incarceration at those facilities, Zayre-Brown had to have high security around at all times. Zayre-Brown was only allowed outside a couple of hours a day.
Zayre-Brown claimed to have suffered abuse at those facilities.