News • March 8, 2020

NC Prisoner Kanautica Zayre-Brown Says DPS Won't Let Her Get Gender-Affirming Surgery

Every day, when Kanautica Zayre-Brown walks the halls of Anson Correctional Institution in Polkton, North Carolina, she's misgendered by her fellow inmates and correctional officers and called by her deadname.

Zayre-Brown, a transgender woman of color who received national media attention in 2019 following protests over her incarceration in a men's facility, has been housed at Anson since her transfer on August 15, which only came after six months of public pressure from advocacy groups and community leaders.

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