Uproar after transgender woman sent to all-male prison in England

29 October 2015 / 12 months 2 days ago

A case of a transgender woman being sent to an all-male prison in England has caused an uproar recently.

Make-up artist Tara Hudson, 26, was born Aaron. But she has since undergone six years of gender reconstruction surgery, reports Asiantown.

Her mother, Jackie Brooklyn, also says she has lived as a woman most of her adult life. Tara was sentenced to 12 weeks jail after admitting to assault at a bar.

The public took notice of the case when magistrates ruled that she should serve her sentence at an all-male prison because her passport still classifies her as male.

Her mother reportedly fears for the safety of her ‘gorgeous’ daughter. ‘There’s nothing male about her, nobody would know the difference,’ she said. ‘She looks like a woman. I just feel the men are going to go after her.’

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