Rodney (Shiloh) Quine @TransLawCenter (USA)


Rodney Quine, a man who identifies as a woman named Shiloh Heavenly, is a convicted murderer who became the first U.S. inmate to receive taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery (“SRS”) in January, 2017.  Quine was subsequently transferred to the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, CA which he recently referred to as a “torture unit” in a federal court filing.  He claims his growing beard and mustache are having “a huge impact on day to day life” and says he was denied razors for “no legitimate penological objective but harassment.”  According to state officials, Quine is being treated like any other new inmate at the facility; all inmates are initially denied privileges such as razors, until “officials are confident they won’t harm themselves or others.”

“Quine asked the federal judge overseeing her lawsuit to order prison officials to provide electrolysis to remove her facial hair, or at least a razor.”

Quine v. Beard — Transgender Law Center

Transgender Inmate Says Women’s Prison is ‘Torture’ — NBC News