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I feel anxious and unsettled as I wait in Cage No. The correctional officer leads a groggy and puffy-eyed Skylar Deleon into the cage and uncuffs her hands. Her short masculine haircut also has grown long enough for her to wear a side ponytail that hangs below her small breasts.
We say a quick hello, and before we get started, I buy her a quesadilla and two avocados out of the vending machines, which gives me a few minutes to settle into this surreal scene. We met four times over two weekends, during which Skylar listed all the mental health diagnoses and medications the doctors had given her.
We also talked about her attempt to slice off her penis with a disposable razor, which landed her in a community hospital. A transgender inmate housed in San Diego who has been denied the surgery also has filed a lawsuit in federal court. Those cases might trigger new claims by inmates such as Skylar Deleon—because there are a surprising number of inmates like her. I wanted to hear about her life on death row and in the psych unit that opened in October. She wanted to talk face-to-face. I also see her sneakers are laced up with a plastic bag rather than shoelaces, which inmates sometimes use to hang themselves.
Finally, I see that the pale skin of her forearm is scarred by a series of vertical reddish-brown welts. As soon as the federal ruling was issued this April, Skylar began talking about pursuing state-funded surgery for herself.
But this is hardly a new quest; she has wanted such an operation for more than 20 years. Why should Skylar get to do what he wants to do? David Byington, the now-retired Newport Beach police sergeant who worked the Hawks case for five years, has a similar reaction.