Saturday, 31 October 2015

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The BBC reports that a transgender woman, Tara Hudson, has lost her appeal to be sent to an all-male prison.

Now the Beeb doesn't go into detail about the 'headbutt' and the assault on a barista which left the chap's teeth damaged, but with incredibly violent behaviour like that I doubt Tara has much to worry about being banged up in an all-male male prison for 12 weeks.

That said, it seems like the prison service has had second thoughts and has now agreed to move Tara to a women's prison after all, but what a waste of public money.

Transgender woman Tara Hudson loses all-male prison appeal

BBC Somerset

Image copyright - Tara Hudson Image caption - Tara Hudson was sent to an all male prison after admitting assault

A transgender woman who was sent to a men's prison has lost an appeal against her sentence.

Tara Hudson, 26, from Bath, was jailed and placed at HMP Bristol for 12 weeks after admitting assault.

Her case prompted a campaign, backed by thousands of supporters, to get her moved.

During an appeal hearing at Bristol Crown Court, the judge asked for consideration to be made about where she serves her sentence.

More than 140,000 people have signed petitions calling for her to be moved, with supporters claiming she has been placed in danger of sexual violence.

Hudson has had reconstructive surgery and lived as a woman all her adult life but is still legally a man.

Last Friday, she was jailed after admitting headbutting a barman in Bath, causing damage to his teeth.

Previously, the Prison Service said it was a longstanding policy to place offenders according to their legally recognised gender