Yet she has breasts and obvious signs of female transition.
Robert says, "The State is housing a woman in a man's prison." This a serious issue many transgender people face; being actively incarcerated they are fearful of being threatened, abused, beaten and even raped in prison.
She is a small statured 21-year-old transgender woman, five foot six, and one hundred and twenty pounds.
The new policy, approved quietly in October, requires staff to weigh gender identity, biological sex and other factors in determining where to house transgender inmates.
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His fiancée, Paula, is currently serving time in a southern state prison, and has so far served four months of what could be a thirty-six month sentence. But Paula was placed in an all male prison to serve out her sentence. The calls since then have been about Paula's hopelessness and her fear of the guards, as well as the other inmates. "It's not fair, it's not right." Like other transgender people, Paula is housed in the prison that is determined by her physical gender.
Distraught, Robert asked her if she has been raped and she said, "yes," by one of her cellmates.
Her coming-out shone a light on a population that media rarely discusses: transgender women in prison.