Transgender prisoner on hunger strike in Preston Jail



A petition has been launched to “free” a transgender woman from all-male Preston Prison after she went on hunger strike.
Marie Dean says she is refusing to eat and drink in protest at the Ministry of Justice’s refusal to recognise her chosen gender.
In a letter from her cell in Preston she has told friends she is prepared to die over the issue.
And her protest comes in the wake of the suicides of at least three trans women in all-male jails during the past year.
She wrote: “I decided yesterday that I don’t want to be alive any more. I stopped eating and drinking and should die in about... read more

 
28 January 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 27
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