Trans in Nevada

Dear UltraViolet – My name is Daisy Meadows.  I’m at 28 year old Transsexual woman with a life sentence in the NDOC [Nevada Dept. of Corrections] at Ely State Prison. I was recently retaliated against for filing grievances and for being trans and not conforming to NDOC’s standards of being a male.  The NDOC has a Zero Tolerance policy for Trans inmates or for inmates who file grievances or lawsuits.  Retaliation is common.  I have been incarcerated for a little over 8 years now.  In Nevada the NDOC keeps all the Trans inmates separated and most of them in isolation, solitary confinement.  Where I am currently housed is the most secure, Maximum Security Prison in the state and I am in isolation. I have filed a lawsuit against the NDOC in u.s. district court.  I am currently in mediation.

The Transgender Community must continue to fight for their rights.  There is power in unity and together we will make each other stronger. Solidarity girls and boys, men and women.  However you identify stick together and support each other. I will continue to advocate and fight for my rights a well as the rights of the rest of the LGBTQI community. Keep a smile on your face and know that you are loved and not alone.

I can’t receive letters from inmates.  You know how to contact me if you need to. Daisy Meadows AKA R. Trost #1027585, Ely S.P. PO Box 1989, Ely NV 89301

Author: lagai

LAGAI-Queer Insurrection is one of the oldest radical queer liberation groups in the U.S. We publish UltraViolet, a more or less bimonthly newspaper, which is mailed free of charge to over 1500 people, including over 800 prisoners. Our website is

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