Category Archives: Transgender

TRAGIC TRANSGENDER INMATE ‘LET DOWN BY NHS AND PRISON SERVICE’

vikkithompson

An inquest jury has concluded that it was right that a transgender prisoner who died at Leeds Prison was held in a male jail, but also found she was let down by a range of services as well as her family.

Vikki Thompson, 21, was found dead in her cell at the prison in November 2015.

An inquest into her death finished on Friday with a jury concluding that she did not intend to take her own life.

The foreman said: “Throughout her chaotic life, Vikki has been let down by various departments including the NHS, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, the Prison Service and also by her family.”

Transgender Prisoners Often Vulnerable and Need to be Better Managed Says Ombudsman

Prisons need to be more flexible and proactive in managing transgender prisoners, based on their individual needs and circumstances, so that they can live safely, said Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) Nigel Newcomen. Today he published a bulletin on lessons that can be learned from his investigations. The bulletin draws on recommendations from investigations into… Continue Reading

css.php