In the latest post on our #NoDigitalPrisons blog, we document the experience of Rashanti Mcshane, a Black trans woman whose life was made “unbearable” while on electronic monitoring.
She was in virtual solitary confinement at home. When authorities did show up, they refused to call her by her legal name—instead reverting back to what appears on her birth certificate.
She told Challenging E-Carceration that she needed a court order to be allowed out to buy food. She also needed help from Lark Mulligan, her attorney and the Director of Legal Services at the Transformative Justice Law Project, to accomplish that. Even that intervention did not always work. Some days Rashanti only had crackers. One day she just had rice and corn. She said she sprinkled a little sugar on it to make it taste better.