Sam Brinton, the non-binary former Biden Administration official, will be held in a men's prison. The former Department of Energy employee was arrested again, this time accused of being a "fugitive from justice." While awaiting trial, Brinton will remain in a male prison.
A deputy from the sheriff's office in Montgomery County, Maryland, told The New York Post that Sam Brinton is currently being held in custody at the county jail. In the near future, according to state policy, he will be transferred to a prison where he will be housed with the male "general population."
Specifically, it is the regulation governing the Montgomery County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (MCDPCR) that mandates that inmates be processed and housed according to their biological sex. According to The Post, it states that inmates should be classified according to the sex with which they were born:
Although MCDOCR does not consider anatomical changes brought about by hormonal therapy to be changes that constitute a change of anatomical sex, the classification of an arrestee/inmate will depend on whether the arrestee/inmate has male or female genitalia, whether they present a management or security problem, and whether their health and safety can be ensured. Once an inmate is classified, they will be given a housing assignment based on that classification.