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Posted at 3:14 PM ET, 12/28/2010

Inmate sues Va. prison system

By the Richmond Times-Dispatch

A Virginia inmate who was born a male but surgically altered to be a female because of severe birth defects claims in a lawsuit against state officials that she should be held in a women's prison.

Deena Kaye Myers was going by the alias "Scott" when she was convicted of 11 felonies and sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2001.

Myers was born a male with cloacal exstrophy, a rare defect that includes an exposed gastrointestinal tract and bladder.

Traditionally, males born with the disease were sexually reassigned soon after birth, as was Myers. Her birth certificate lists her as a female.

The lawsuit was filed earlier this month and first reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The prison system doesn't comment on litigation.

By the Richmond Times-Dispatch  | December 28, 2010; 3:14 PM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Prison Beat, Virginia  
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Comments

it makes sense to me to put her in a female prison. but then this is virginia. not much there makes sense.

Posted by: MarilynManson | December 28, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Good luck. But, you're in a Virginia prison. You may have to wait 200 years before they come into the 21st century.

Posted by: jckdoors | December 28, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

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