Transgender woman goes viral after she was sent to violent all-male prison

A transgender woman has gone viral after she was sent to a violent all male prison.

Tara Hudson

A transgender woman has gone viral after she was sent to a violent all male prison.

Tara Hudson, 26 has lived as a woman throughout her adult life - undergoing six years of gender reconstruction surgery.

The 26-year-old was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison after she admitted assault at a bar last Christmas.

But magistrates ruled that the make-up artist, who was born Aaron, should serve her sentence inside a Category-B male prison because her passport states she is a man.

Her mother Jackie Brooklyn condemned the ruling, insisting her daughter's own doctor has confirmed she is now a woman.

Her mother last night said: ‘There’s nothing male about her, nobody would know the difference. She looks like a woman. She’s gorgeous.

‘We think it’s totally outrageous. I don’t think she will cope well at all. I just feel the men are going to go after her. It’s going to be humiliating.’

But Bath magistrates still sentenced Tara to 12 weeks inside the tough all-male Bristol prison after she admitted assault.

HMP Bristol is a category B local prison holding around 600 young adult and adult men.

A Prison Service spokesperson said last night: ‘It is longstanding policy to place offenders according to their legally recognised gender.

‘There are strict rules in place to ensure transsexual prisoners are managed safely and in accordance with the law.’

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