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Life as a transgender corrections officer at San Quentin

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San Quentin Prison

Mandi Hauwert is a correctional officer at San Quentin State Prison.  She's not the average correctional officer.  Hauwert is transgender.  She started working as a male officer inside the walls of San Quentin seven years ago.  Making such a transition is not easy even out in society. She tells us what it's like to transition while working inside a men's prison.

Louis A. Scott has this story from the San Quentin Prison Report.

KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the San Quentin Prison Report, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls. You can find more stories from the San Quentin Prison Report here

A previous version of this article included a photo that misidentified Mandi Hauwert and included an incorrect spelling of her name. The photograph has been removed. We apologize for the error.