Jaris Bailey Lovado is in prison for robbery, possession of stolen property, obstruction and fraud. While being arrested, he bashed his head into the side of the cruiser and kicked the door and windows, then wrapped a seatbelt around his head several times in an attempt to strangle himself. In another incident, police pulled him over and he attempted to escape by speeding away and switching the license plate on his stolen vehicle. He told the police officers his name was “Roy Lovedoll” but was unable to spell it.
While in prison, he began to identify as a woman, but he did not want to be treated like one.
“I experienced a lot of bullying and ridicule of the inmates,” Lovado said in a phone interview. “The unit wanted me to wash their dishes because I’m a woman.”
Lovado, who now identifies as Bianca Bailey Lovado, has been moved to a women’s prison.
The actual women who are now being housed with Lovado will be sleeping with one eye open, for sure—and I don’t think any of them will be getting out of dish duty the way he can.