Transgender Inmate Count and Housing Placement (Department of Corrections)

Kathryn Sosin Oeser filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Minnesota.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request Transgender Inmate Count and Housing Placement


From: Kathryn Sosin Oeser

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following records:

A complete and accurate count of all transgender inmates currently in custody in the Department of Corrections as mandated to be recorded by the Prison Rape Elimination Act including:
-the number of transgender women in custody
-the number of transgender women who are housed in men's facilities
-the number of transgender men in custody
-the number of transgender men who are housed in women's facilities
-the number of transgender people who are taking hormones

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 business days.


Kathryn Sosin Oeser

From: Kathryn Sosin Oeser

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Minnesota Government Data Practices Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 2, 2019. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Department of Corrections

Currently for the Minnesota Department of Corrections the information requested is as follows:

3 female to male (transmales) in custody
0 transmales are housed in male facilities
28 male to female (transfemales) in custody
0 transfemales are housed in female facilities
10 transgender offenders are taking hormones.

Aaron Swanum
Information Officer
Minnesota Department of Corrections
1450 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108

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