Ministry of Justice agrees to review transgender prisoners policy

09.12.15 | |

The Secretary of State for Justice has commissioned a review of the policy on the care and management of transgender prisoners following a letter of claim sent on behalf of Tara Hudson, a transgender prisoner who was allocated to a male prison. Ms Hudson is challenging her allocation and the policy. 

 

The Equalities Minister's announcement is available here: and the terms of reference are here

 

This welcome announcement comes after widespread public concern about the treatment and allocation of transgender prisoners, including the deaths of two trans women being held in male prisons in the last month. 

 

You can read more about Tara Hudson's case here:

 

Tara Hudson is represented by Martha Spurrier of Doughty Street Chambers and Jane Ryan at Bhatt Murphy.

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