Transgender Inmate Accused of Rape in Women’s Prison Facility
A transgender inmate who was transferred from a male prison to a female prison facility is alleged to have raped fellow inmates.
The biological male was blocked from being transferred back to a male prison, following the incident, as the decision was reportedly overruled by the governor’s office, according to Illinois Times.
Andre Patterson–as he is known to Illinois Department of Corrections–now goes by the name Janiah Monroe.
Monroe was reportedly not welcomed by female inmates when she was transferred to the Logan women’s prison in Lincoln.
Monroe, whose time at Logan has been described as “turbulent,” reportedly attempted suicide