Transgender Woman Placed in All-Male Prison Fights for Justice

Transgender woman Tara Hudson pleaded guilty in 2014 for an assault charge, she was sentenced to 12-weeks in prison. Tara has been living as a female her whole adult life, still she was ordered to an all-male prison.

According to Buzzfeed, the 26-year-old is constantly sexually harassed by her fellow prisoners as she is surrounded by countless other males. Apparently Tara and her family tried to have her moved however, judge Recorder Llewellyn Sellick says that it is up to the prison where Tara will face her sentence.

Tara has received 6 years of surgeries and taken various supplements and hormones to have become the woman she is today. In order to help Tara be moved to what is believed the proper facility according to her gender a Change.org petition has been started.

A prison official spoke on the matter saying, “It is longstanding policy to place offenders according to their legally recognized gender. There are strict rules in place to ensure transsexual prisoners are managed safely and in accordance with the law.”

Where do you think Tara should face her sentence in a male or female prison? Let us know below.

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