California Prison HRT Experiments in the 1980s

Janet Eames filed this request with the Public Records Office, Uc Irvine of Irvine, CA .
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4519

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From: Janet Eames


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am seeking all records associated with UC Irvine participating in prison population experimentation on so-called "Male Transsexuals". This request should include but not be limited to academic research into hormonal experimentation, HIV research, or any other mental or physical treatments/examinations where the results had been shared either externally with prison officials, or internally within UC Irvine.

More specifically, I would like any information related to the development of the attached research paper titled "HORMONE PATTERN IN PHARMACOLOGICALLY FEMINIZED MALE TRANSSEXUALS IN THE CALIFORNIA STATE PRISON SYSTEM" as developed by Dr. Lubomir J Valenta, MD, PhD, Dr. Alan N Elias, MD, and Dr. Edward Stanley Domurat, MD. According to this study, there were 86 individuals from the California Department of Corrections prison population who voluntarily/involuntarily participated in this study and I would like to compile as much documentation about this specific study from UC Irvine as possible.

If insufficient documentation can be found related to "male transsexuals" please also include the terms "transvestite" & "homosexual" in the search criteria to locate more information specific to the study that I am researching.

Please include the years between 1980 and 1991 in the search window for this request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Janet Eames

From: Public Records Office, Uc Irvine

Dear Janet Eames,

Please note that due to historical nature of your request, responsive records may no longer exist. However, we will conduct a search of UC Irvine's Office of Research and the Division of Endocrinology.

You should also note that while we can search for "[records] related to the development of the attached research paper," your request for "all records associated with UC Irvine participating in prison population experimentation on so-called "Male Transsexuals". This request should include but not be limited to academic research into hormonal experimentation, HIV research, or any other mental or physical treatments/examinations where the results had been shared either externally with prison officials, or internally within UC Irvine" is overly broad and cannot be processed as written.

I would be happy to discuss this by phone if you believe we have misunderstood your request.

Thank you,

Eric Digman
Public Records Office
University of California, Irvine

From: Public Records Office, Uc Irvine

This acknowledges our receipt of your California Public Records Act (CPRA) request received: 2/8/2021.

"<snip> ...I would like any information related to the development of the attached research paper titled "HORMONE PATTERN IN PHARMACOLOGICALLY FEMINIZED MALE TRANSSEXUALS IN THE CALIFORNIA STATE PRISON SYSTEM" as developed by Dr. Lubomir J Valenta, MD, PhD, Dr. Alan N Elias, MD, and Dr. Edward Stanley Domurat, MD. According to this study, there were 86 individuals from the California Department of Corrections prison population who voluntarily/involuntarily participated in this study and I would like to compile as much documentation about this specific study from UC Irvine as possible.

If insufficient documentation can be found related to "male transsexuals" please also include the terms "transvestite" & "homosexual" in the search criteria to locate more information specific to the study that I am researching.

Please include the years between 1980 and 1991 in the search window for this request."

We will contact you within ten (10) days with a formal response specifying the anticipated completion date for your request.

In the future, if you choose to contact us regarding your request, please reference PRA# 4519.

Eric Digman
Public Records Office
University of California, Irvine

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From: Public Records Office, Uc Irvine

Dear Janet Eames,

This acknowledges and responds to your request for records of February 8, 2021, processed under PRA# 4519:

"<snip> ...I would like any information related to the development of the attached research paper titled "HORMONE PATTERN IN PHARMACOLOGICALLY FEMINIZED MALE TRANSSEXUALS IN THE CALIFORNIA STATE PRISON SYSTEM" as developed by Dr. Lubomir J Valenta, MD, PhD, Dr. Alan N Elias, MD, and Dr. Edward Stanley Domurat, MD [JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, VOL. 84, NO. 3 241]. According to this study, there were 86 individuals from the California Department of Corrections prison population who voluntarily/involuntarily participated in this study and I would like to compile as much documentation about this specific study from UC Irvine as possible.

If insufficient documentation can be found related to "male transsexuals" please also include the terms "transvestite" & "homosexual" in the search criteria to locate more information specific to the study that I am researching.

Please include the years between 1980 and 1991 in the search window for this request."

After completing a thorough search, no documents responsive to your request were found.

We now consider this request to be complete and closed.

Thank you,

Eric Digman
Public Records Office
University of California, Irvine

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