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16Aug

NC Transgender Inmate Moved to Women’s Facility After Advocates Call for Transfer

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.

 

BY: ABC11

PUBLISHED: ABC11

LINK: https://abc11.com/transgender-inmate-moved-to-nc-womens-facility-dps-says/5469820/

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