A Connecticut convicted sex offenders with a history for sex crimes against minors applied to be transferred to a women’s prison. This was because the person now identifies himself as intersex.
Brandy Wood goes by several other aliases, including Kyle Bailey and Steven Bennett. Kunani-Brady Moanam is Kunani-Brady Moanam is Kunani-Brady Moanam and Kalakaua – Wood. Wood’s gender is listed as female on Connecticut’s Sexual Offender Registry. Yet, Wood is currently housed at Cheshire Correctional Institution – a men’s prison.
Wood’s lawyer announced Wednesday that he will request that his client be moved to a women’s prison. Michael Miller, the attorney representing Wood, said that Wood wishes to be housed at a gender-appropriate jail. During Wood’s sentencing on March 14, Miller will request that his client be transferred to the York Correctional Institution in Niantic – Connecticut’s only women’s prison.
Judge Hillary Strackbein replied that prison accommodations were the state’s decision.
The Day reported that in 2018, the state passed a law establishing standards for prisoner treatment that recognizes their gender identity. This includes provisions that grant them the right to live in facilities that are compatible with their gender identity. The law allows prisoners to have…