SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The first AMERICAN prisoner to have taxpayer-funded sex-assignment surgery again has access to a razor, after she complained that she was forced to grow a beard and moustache in a women’s prison, a state corrections official said Tuesday.
Shiloh Quine has recently moved to the general prisoner population in the Central California Women’s Facility, said corrections department spokeswoman Terry Thornton. They have a razor, and other goods routinely, it was not allowed for nearly two months, while she was assessed as a new prisoner.
The convicted killer was transferred to the women’s prison in Chowchilla last month after the sex reassignment surgery in January.
Quine, 57, claimed in a recent federal court filing of the prison officials were retaliating against her by denying her with a razor, and her television and enough privacy to perform required intimate post-operative procedures.
But Thornton said the same rules apply to all female inmates.
Quine said in the court that the filing of her facial hair was making the transition to life as a woman more difficult.
She was known as Rodney James Quine as they together with a accomplice, kidnapped and fatally shot 33-year-old Shahid Ali Baig, a father of three, during a robbery in downtown Los Angeles in 1980.
Quine are housed in men’s prisons for 36 years despite living as a woman since 2009. California settled its lawsuit in 2015 by agreeing to give for the operation.
Quine ‘ s lawyers at the nonprofit Transgender Law Center does not respond to requests for comment Tuesday.