Transsexual prisoner wins move to women’s jail
A transsexual serving life for manslaughter and attempted rape committed while she was a man is to be moved to a women’s jail after the high court ruled that holding her in a male prison was a violation of her human rights.
The 27-year-old prisoner, who can be identified only as A, was described by her lawyer as “a woman trapped inside a man’s body”. She is serving an automatic “two strikes” life sentence after being convicted of the manslaughter of her male partner in 2001, and of the attempted rape of a female stranger five days after her release from her five-year manslaughter sentence.
According to her legal team, the attempted rape was linked to her frustration at the authorities’ refusal to help her qualify for full gender reassignment surgery. Her life sentence tariff – the minimum period she must serve before being considered for parole – expired in 2007
I’m sure the victim feels better that the attempted rape was nothing personal, just a protest.