A transgender inmate living as a woman at a men’s prison nearly died after slashing herself with a razor. A staff spotted her injuries through a spyhole in a cell door at HMP Littlehey, Cambs. A nurse fought to stem a “huge” loss of blood at the scene. There were suggestions the prisoner had been refused a transfer to a women’s jail.
A source told the Sunday People: “She must have been desperate. It was horrible.“She’d had hormone therapy and developed breasts but she had not had surgery to transform her genitals.”
Two transgender inmates serving time in all-male prisons killed themselves last year. The Ministry of Justice confirmed a Littlehey inmate was treated in hospital and had returned to the prison.