As the interlocutor, and all other transgender inmates of the Papuda prison stressed, being a transgender person in jail becomes a hidden and even clandestine condition. Generally, the situation in the Brazilian prison is much more dramatic and precarious when compared to the Italian institutions. Brazilian inmates in Italian jails, indeed, had to reach Europe, and, must, therefore, face a migration experience. There are likely to be more trans inmates, on shorter sentences and who are less likely to be sex offenders, who don't show up in this data. Born in July as Stephen Terence Wood, the former Manchester drag artist was convicted in on two charges of indecent assault and gross indecency with a child of primary school age, and jailed for 18 months. Baker is aware that transgender prisoners are a diverse group, and that her story cannot be taken as entirely representative.
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Figure 2. But others argue that transgender prisoners are among the most vulnerable inmates and are let down by the current system, leading to a risk of suicide and self-harm. Born in July as Stephen Terence Wood, the former Manchester drag artist was convicted in on two charges of indecent assault and gross indecency with a child of primary school age, and jailed for 18 months. All interviews were conducted inside a multi-purpose room of the transgender wing, normally used for lessons and other leisure activities, with a few desks and chairs, and a series of posters and geographical maps all along the partitions.
For transgender prisoners, a gender recognition certificate GRC would normally be necessary before a person could be placed in a prison corresponding to their acquired gender.