This week on The Queer Life radio show Kaiya Kramer interviews Mandi Hauwert, the first openly trans correctional officer in the California Department of Corrections (CDCR) and is a writer on Huffington Post.
This episode airs live Friday October 30th, 2015 at 6–8pm on KBBF 89.1 FM, replayed on Tuesday night on KBBF 89.1 FM, replayed on Wednesday night at 6–8pm on KWTF 88.1 FM, and live on YouTube here.
Mandi Hauwert Transgender Correctional Officer
Mandi Camille Hauwert is the first openly transgender correctional officer at San Quentin State Prison. An online diary of her transition, what it is like to work in a prison as a transgender woman, is featured on ratter.com. Her story has also been told on HuffingtonPost Live, as well as Inside Edition, The Advocate, and the Daily Beast among others. She is a writer for Your True Gender. A non-profit organization based out of central California.
Note: This interview DOES NOT represent the opinions of San Quentin Prison, nor does it represent those of CDCR. She speaks entirely on her own behalf.
- Note: Mandi is a correctional officer, not a prison guard. These headlines are sensational. In the state of California we have correctional officers which are trained peace officers through the state of California, prison guards are private security forces.
- Call Me Mandi – The Marshall Project
- Meet San Quentin?s Tough Trans Prison Guard – The Daily Beast
- Transgender Prison Guard Embraced By Inmates at San Quentin – Inside Edition
- Once Michael, now Mandi, San Quentin guard makes transition to celebrated pioneer – Contra Costa Times
- Meet San Quentin’s First Openly Transgender Prison Guard – HuffPost Live
Links to her work
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