The woman, known only by her pseudonym, Mary, was imprisoned for four years after stealing a car. “They are either trying to manipulate you or threaten you into some sort of sexual contact and then, once you perform the requested threat of sex, you are then an easy target as others want their share of sex with you, which is more like rape than consensual sex.
“It makes you feel sick but you have no way of defending yourself.” Mary was transferred a number of times, but said Boggo Road was the most violent - and where she suffered the most abuse.
The sister of the man Green murdered, Pauline Bell, claimed the killer was pretending to be transgendered to game the system. He’s just trying to manipulate the system and the tax payer is footing the bill.” The case follows the high-profile case of Tara Hudson, a biological man who was imprisoned for a series of violent assaults in 2015.
Being a transsexual woman in a men’s prison is something right out of the Twilight Zone.
The vulnerability of LGBT prisoners has led some prisons to separate them from other prisoners, while in others they are housed with the general population.
While much of the available data on LGBT inmates comes from the United States, Amnesty International maintains records of known incidents internationally in which LGBT prisoners and those perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender have suffered torture, ill-treatment and violence at the hands of fellow inmates as well as prison officials.
Transgender prisoners are vulnerable in US prisons due to a general policy of housing them according to their birth-assigned gender or genital configuration (i.e.
post-op trans women would be placed in women's prisons), regardless of their current appearance or gender identity.